MANITOWOC, Wis (SPECTRUM NEWS) -- In efforts to combat the ongoing water crisis and eliminate drought, a Texas man is bringing clean water to people around the world.

Moses West, founder of Atmospheric Water Generator Contracting LLC, has made it his personal mission to bring clean, affordable drinking water to those in need.

In 2015, West invented an atmospheric water generator (AWG), a machine that turns air into clean drinking water.

Although clean water is something people can take for granted, especially near the Great Lakes, Midwesterners are helping West to combat the crisis. Most of West’s AWGs are manufactured right here in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. 

Just one AWG unit provides a city with hundreds of gallons water at no cost to residents. West has been working with the Water Rescue Foundation to cover the cost.

How it works: the AWG takes H2O molecules (water) from the atmosphere and creates the natural process of condensation with water vapor from the humidity in the air. The water then collects and is passed through a water filtration system and is ready for immediate use.

Now, after helping Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, West plans to install AWGs for our neighbors in Flint, Michigan.

If citizens would like to help, West is asking them to donate to the Water Rescue Foundation, the foundation that funds his efforts.