SOURCE by Zeromass Water is an off-grid and contained system that combines sunlight and air to make mineralized drinking water and deliver it to taps without any electric or piped water input. The company is based in Tempe, Arizona.
Africa, Central America, Central Asia, East Asia, Middle East, North America, North Asia, South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
There are over 30 distributors spread across America, Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
The product is mass-produced at Zeromass in Arizona, USA.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain the product by directly contacting the manufacturer. Alternatively, users can contact local distribution partners.
Distributions to Date Status
The exact number of products distributed is unknown. However, the product has been implemented in over 40 countries estimated product distribution is in the order of 1000s as of 2019.
Water produced (L/hr)
Catchment size (cubic meters)
Energy requirement (kWh)
Description of integrated water treatment
Built-in storage capacity (L)
Required environmental conditions
Relative humidity, temperature, solar potential
SOURCE utilizes solar power and a small battery to pull water from the air and then convert it into liquid. Each panel holds 30 L of water in a reservoir where it is mineralized, via calcium and magnesium. This reservoir is connected to the taps through which water is accessed. The quantity of water generated depends on temperature and humidity.
Technical support is provided to users by contacting the manufacturer for assistance.
SOURCE would require replacement of air filter and polishing cartridge annually and the mineral cartridge once every 5 years respectively. Service and monitoring are available to users upon request. Required maintenance: Air filter: every year Water filter: every year Mineral Cartridge: every 5 years Panel life: 15+ years Standard warranty: 1 year
SOURCE components have an engineering life of 15 years if appropriately used and maintained.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacturer specified performance target is that water generated is not impacted by air quality.
Vetted Performance Status
SOURCE performance has been tested by Zerowatermass in terms of quality water production scale. Detailed information is available in the technical brochure of the product.
No known safety hazards are related to this product. However, regular maintenance of the product is required to ensure the optimal functioning of the product.
Complementary Technical Systems
Water delivery/piping system
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
SOURCE follows US-EPA standards for drinking water. The product also complies with water quality guidelines of various international standards.
EPA analysis testing methods 8260, 8270C_SIM, 8015D
The manufacturer has a series of videos to assist in using the product. Videos include an introduction to SOURCE and a general youtube channel for Zero Mass Water and Verge.