KETOS SHIELD allows for real-time monitoring of fluoride (plus 30+ other water testing parameters) while lowering up-front costs with our industry-leading $0-CAPEX subscription model.
As an award-winning smart water management solution, KETOS SHIELD provides real-time monitoring for fluoride and 30+ other water testing parameters (including inorganic materials, heavy metals, and environmental factors). Monitor via an interoperable, modular system that uploads your data to the cloud, allowing for secure 24/7 access to water data.
Why Monitor Water for Fluoride with KETOS
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral typically released from rocks into the environment, including existing water supplies. All water contains some amount of fluoride, but the levels that occur in nature are not high enough to prevent tooth decay. Community water fluoridation has been widely initiated across the country as a cost-effective way to deliver fluoride to entire communities, reducing tooth decay by 25%. In 2018, 73% of the US population had access to community water systems containing added fluoride; the goal is to have 77% of Americans accessing water with fluoride by 2030.
The maximum amount of allowable fluoride in drinking water supplies is 4.0 mg/L. The EPA also has a secondary standard of 2.0 mg/L (although this level is unenforceable). This is the level of fluoride explicitly recommended to protect children from tooth pitting/discoloration caused by too much fluoride exposure before the eruption of teeth. While the EPA does not require compliance, it requires notification sent to customers if the average water levels exceed their 2.0 mg/L standard.
As fluoride is a necessary part of public health and often delivered by municipal water systems, it’s essential to monitor for levels to protect constituents.
Don’t just stop at fluoride. KETOS enables organizations to choose from a variety of water testing parameters to customize their testing to their organizational requirements.
The KETOS SHIELD remotely monitors dozens of water quality parameters. Which one do your water operators test most often?
KETOS is a fully integrated platform that combines hardware, software, connectivity, automated reporting, predictive analytics, and maintenance to automate water monitoring and testing. KETOS enables water operators to identify and solve mission-critical water efficiency and quality challenges in real-time, or before they happen through predictive algorithms, to ensure that water meets specific quality and safety standards.