When I lived in New York, my dehumidifier pulled about a gallon of water out of the air every few hours, which meant I was constantly dumping pails of water into the bathtub.
I still use the dehumidifier pretty often to keep mold growth down. Since I have a garden now, I dump the water there.
This, however, is something that never occurred to me:
Somebody had the clever idea of combining a dehumidifier with a water purifier, so that instead of throwing out the pan of water sucked from the air, you can drink it....It'll produce 20 liters of water a day in 70% humidity, which is about the amount that comes in one of those fat-ass 5 gallon bottles, but without the waste or transportation emissions.I wish I'd thought of that. Make a solar-powered version of this thing, and you just might have one of the greatest products ever.