This week sees the beginning of Water Quality Month, which aims to create awareness of the challenges faced in ensuring a plentiful supply of clean, fresh water.
Often taken for granted in the developed world, clean drinking water is not readily available everywhere and this is a problem. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio.
Additionally, a report by the United Nations (UN) suggests that while traditional causes of contamination are still prevalent, newly emerging pollutants such as personal care products, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, industrial and household chemicals and changing climate patterns represent a new water quality challenge.
In the UK, water companies work hard to ensure the quality of the water they provide. Rigorous testing of water samples throughout the network is standard, helping suppliers to comply with strict water quality legislation and keep the general public safe.
To support this, we’ve joined forces with ATi to combine their MetriNet system with our NBIoT-enabled Multilog 2 data logger to deliver accurate water quality data.
At the heart of the MetriNet system is ATi’s new M-nodes series of smart digital sensors, which continually measure a range of water quality parameters including residual chlorine, turbidity, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen temperature and more.
The M-nodes sensors are connected to our advanced NBIoT-enabled Multilog 2 data logger which records the data and uses advanced cellular telemetry to transfer it to customers securely.
As well as a variety of water quality parameters, the combination of Multilog 2 and MetriNet has the capability to measure pressure, flow and pressure transient. This versatility makes it a multi-application solution for water network monitoring.
For more information about Multilog 2 with MetriNet please click here.