Drinking Water

As a result of the new revised Lead and Copper Rule and the Flint, Michigan water crisis particular attention has been paid to lead contamination in drinking water. However, it’s not just lead that communities need to be mindful of. Many countries around the world also face high levels of arsenic, for example in drinking water supplies, or deal with other heavy metals such as cadmium or chromium. 

KETOS is the only solution providing on-site, lab-accurate data for Lead, Copper, and other heavy metals onsite in real-time.

KETOS aims to enable municipalities with a water monitoring solution that provides access to real-time water quality data for more than 30 parameters without having to completely overhaul their infrastructure or requiring them to deal with large up-front costs with dwindling budgets. 

KETOS is a modular solution that’s interoperable – meaning water operators can integrate KETOS into their existing infrastructure and have KETOS pull all data into one existing, easy- to-access cloud platform that can store and disseminate data. Operators are able to centralize their approach to monitoring water while having the power to set threshold alerts in order to help them track potential leaks or contamination that will keep drinking water supplies safe for the communities they serve. And all of this is done under a $0-CAPEX business model where all testing and monitoring is handled with lab accuracy for pennies on the dollar.

Did You Know?

Due to a high degree of toxicity, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury are among the priority metals that are of public health significance.

In April 2021, the Senate and House passed a $35B water infrastructure bill designed to upgrade the country's drinking and wastewater systems.

More than one-quarter of all bottled water comes from a municipal water supply – the same place that tap water comes from. Treehugger.com

It’s now recognized that as much as 140 million people in 50 countries have been drinking water containing arsenic at levels above the WHO provisional guideline value of 10 μg/L. World Health OrganizationThe EPA considers arsenic levels to be acceptable at 10ppb in drinking water, while the FDA is considering lowering the acceptable amount in food to 100ppb.

Since 1986, Congress has banned the use of lead solder (+0.2% lead), and restricted the lead content of faucets, pipes and plumbing materials (to 8.0%). Plumbing that has the potential to contribute lead to drinking water still exists in older infrastructure.

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What Water Quality Parameter Do You Test Most Often?

The KETOS SHIELD remotely monitors dozens of water quality parameters. Which one do your water operators test most often?