Hydrating the masses at events

FullSizeRenderIf Austin’s slogan is “Keep Austin Weird” then Aquasana’s slogan should be “Keep Austin Hydrated”. Summers in Texas are brutal. We can have months of 100+ degree days. Yet that doesn’t stop people from enjoying the outdoors and the many free events Austin has to offer.  For three years we have partnered with Do512 and The Alamo Draft House to put on Sound and Cinema.  This is a series of family friendly movies, shown for free on a big screen on the lawn of the Long Center. Thousands of people lay down blankets and listen to live music before the sun sets and the movie begins.

The set-up

filling bottle SCWe set up a big white tent, with 10 large drink dispensers and serve hundreds of gallons of filtered water to the thirsty crowd. We don’t charge for the water, we do it just to keep the crowd hydrated on a hot night. We are busy all night filling and re-filling the water coolers. To keep the water cold, we have 400 pounds of ice delivered. It’s a big production and the star of the show is a filter system that would fit in the trunk of a small car. We bring our Aquasana Pro Series Food Service filter and hook it up using a potable water hose. The Aquasana Pro Series system is used in high end restaurants and at the Alamo Draft House. The system meets the high volume demand of a popular restaurant on a Friday night, and filters out Chloramines and Chlorine, both used to treat the water in Austin. In addition, it has a 0.5 micron filtration which removes cysts such as cryptosporidium and giardia, as well as other harmful contaminants that can impact the quality of water.

The perfect ending

If you think about it, it’s a bit like the action on the big screen.  The bad guys: chlorine, chloramines, and contaminants put up a fight, but lose to a team of mysterious heroes dressed in gray.  All in a days work, keeping Austin hydrated!

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