Marcelo Bezos

Marcelo Bezos serves as the director of Energy Management Systems for the University of Miami’s health system, UHealth. Recently, Bezos and his team determined that the cooling towers that help power UHealth could use well water instead of the precious and scarce drinking water they had been using.

Bezos received a consumption permit from the South Florida Water Management District to begin pumping water directly from the ground, potentially saving nearly 4 million gallons of potable water every month.

Water that isn’t used during the cooling process is returned to the earth, uncontaminated.

Bezos’ idea saves drinking water, financial resources, and allows the broader community to use that water for other purposes.