The U.S. is spending $2 billion on a new, environmentally-friendly water purification system.
The system will be tested at a local farm in New York, but the goal is to sell it nationwide to farmers and consumers.
The New York Times reported that the U.K. and Canada are planning similar programs.
According to the Times, “The system, designed to be more than water purifying, is being installed on an organic farm in southern Virginia.”
The Times also reports that it will be installed at an organic dairy farm in Florida, where a dairy company plans to sell the water to customers.
In a statement to the Washington Post, a spokesperson for the Virginia Organic Dairy Association said the dairy association “supports the water quality goals of the system” and is committed to the water’s “greenness.”
However, there are some questions about the effectiveness of the water purifier, according to the Daily Mail: “There is no guarantee that the water produced from the system will pass the test.”
The water has to be pumped directly into the plant.
“The system has not yet been tested and the company is not in a position to say if the system is safe to use,” the statement continued.
Some critics also questioned the reliability of the purifier and its accuracy, citing reports that the system failed to produce sufficient water.
“People think this water purifiers is going to clean their toilets,” a reader on Reddit wrote.
“I have a very strong opinion about the water system and this water system is not clean at all.”
There’s no evidence that the purifiers are a reliable source of clean water, but there are several options available to consumers, including buying bottled water and buying organic water.
The water purizer is not new to the U: In the early 1900s, people used to use buckets and buckets of milk as a water source.