FLINT, MI- A company claiming to create clean water from air and sunlight wants to open a bottled water company in a town known for its water problems.
Zero Mass, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company founded in 2014, is currently in discussions with the city to open up shop in Flint.
The company employs between 51 to 200 people and claims to generate renewable clean drinking water with air and sunlight with their trademark Hydropanels.
“SOURCE is off-grid, using solar energy to raise the dew point inside the Hydropanels, driving passive condensation resulting in high-quality water that is pure similar to distilled,” the company’s website states.
A resolution by Mayor Karen Weaver to lease city land for the Zero Mass bottled water company was brought before council during an April 8 special affairs committee meeting and an April 17 finance committee meeting.
Weaver has recommended council approve Zero Mass’ request to start the bottled water company in Flint.
The location of the city property that the company is seeking to lease is not listed in the resolution.