Bluewater is excited to be supporting the sustainability efforts of Sweden’s Artemis Racing team that is challenging for the 35th America’s Cup in June this year on Bermuda.Both Artemis Racing and Bluewater share the same sustainability-driven commitment to battle the use of single-use plastic water bottles, which the elite Swedish sailing team have sought to banish from their training base on the island of Bermuda. Bluewater is helping Artemis Racing to deliver on its mission by purifying the water the base camp uses for drinking, cooking and washing.
The Artemis Racing base relies on four 3,800 liter water storage tanks that collect rainwater falling on the roofs of its buildings. Three Bluewater Pro water purifiers as well as all the required piping today harvest and deliver purified water from the tanks to the sailors and staff, reducing total dissolved solids from an average 128ppm incoming to 23ppm outgoing to the facility’s kitchen and beverage stations in the canteen area, boat shed and gym. In addition to dispensing still and carbonated water, the Bluewater system feeds water coolers, ice machines and coffee makers.
A Bluewater Pro water purifier easily generates over 70 gallons of purified water every hour, 24/7, removing chemicals, microorganisms, pharmaceutical products as well as toxic metals such as lead. Reducing water wastage by 82% compared to a traditional reverse osmosis water purifier, a Bluewater Pro can deliver 1,248 gallons of purified water a day, which equals 4,726 one-litre (33.8 fl.oz) water bottles.