People in California are turning to Tatooine-style moisture farming

From ABC News:

The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched California, some homeowners are already buying the pricey devices.

The air-to-water systems work like air conditioners by using coils to chill air, then collect water drops in a basin.


The technology works especially well in foggy areas and depending on the size can produce between 200 gallons (900 liters) and 1,900 gallons (8,600 liters) of water a day. The machines also operate efficiently in any area with high humidity, including California's coastline, he said.

The machines are not cheap, with prices ranging from $30,000 to $200,000. 

Moisture farming: not just for Force-sensitive teenage orphans anymore!

In dry California, some buy units that make water from air [Haven Daley / ABC News]