Groundwater and Water Quality
Groundwater and Water Quality
Groundwater availability and quality are critical concerns in various industries, including agriculture, municipal, and various industrial applications. For example, as climate change affects aquifer levels – water composition can also change (e.g., high salinity or boron at toxic levels). Groundwater is also affected by human interventions as well, and groundwater pollution and groundwater contamination are a genuine concern when industrial or agricultural processes occur near aquifers with improper remediation techniques in place.
In agriculture, changes in groundwater composition can significantly impact crops. High-frequency groundwater water testing can be an early warning for potential wells running dry with drought. However, consistent testing can also signal the necessary rebalancing of chemicals to support optimal growth. Using technology, farmers are finding ways to use groundwater more efficiently, ultimately protecting their access to this finite resource. Many are seeking solutions to help understand water usage and quality to maintain access to resources and avoid long-term groundwater contamination.
Municipalities are also seeing the benefits of more efficient groundwater water testing capabilities. They can reduce overhead costs (from manual sampling and third-party reporting) while gaining insights into peak usage to build plans around how to better treat, recycle, and minimize use to help maintain healthy, predictable groundwater supplies for their constituents.
Whether groundwater is used to irrigate crops, provide drinking water to localities, or as an integral part of various manufacturing processes, communities and industries have a vested interest in finding ways to use less water, protect existing sources from overuse, and return water to the environment in a sustainable way to replenish supplies. Groundwater water testing, therefore, becomes an essential part of ensuring the longevity of supplies while reducing the likelihood of groundwater pollution or groundwater contamination. With more knowledge, communities can better predict and prepare for how groundwater depletion affects streams and water quality, for example. Local businesses and utilities can build better processes to protect groundwater supplies and find ways to use less. However, making informed decisions about water use and quality starts with capturing the correct information and analyzing it in real-time, so decisions are based on the most current and accurate data.
Autonomous Water Quality Monitoring for Groundwater
The KETOS SHIELD and the KETOS Smart Water Intelligence Platform create a vertically-integrated quality groundwater water monitoring system and work in tandem to remotely provide lab-accurate water quality data in real-time for over 30 parameters. The solution also enables operators to manage compliance thresholds, ensure water quality, conserve water, and reduce cost – all while protecting groundwater supplies. Our proactive approach to water monitoring doesn’t just reduce operational costs – it helps prevent contamination events by providing businesses, communities, and utilities with the means to protect against groundwater pollution and groundwater contamination.
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Groundwater Case Study
Many communities across the country use groundwater in their households. For example, in the third-largest city in New Mexico, the local water utility serves 100,000 residents and, growing quickly, needed a way to ensure proper water treatment while removing the need for manual and time-intensive processes that required three water quality tests per day. Find out how they leveraged KETOS to provide 24/7 coverage of water quality testing to help the entire team test more often and even remotely while being proactive about making adjustments to the treatment process to ensure residents get the highest quality water delivered every day, around the clock.
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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?