Taking sediment out of city's water

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

The City of Grand Junction is looking into purchasing a new machine that could help eliminate sediment out of bodies of water.

It's called a submersible sediment extractor. The machine submerges in water and is drug across the bottom of a lake, pond, river or reservoir.

A hose is then used to suck out and separate sediment from the water, and the clean water can be transported back into the original body.

"This is for humanity because we're short on water worldwide, not just Grand Junction and the state of Colorado, but we have a problem throughout the country, and it's because we don't have enough capacity," said Chris Garcia, the Tom Industries founder.

The company says it will be signing a contract with the city once the machine is complete.

There are other private industries that use potable water that are also interested in the new invention.


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