Do all water sources need to be kept pollution-free as possible? Yes, as pollution-free as your life requires it to be. It is imperative to decrease any and all aspects of pollution. Most pollutants are invisible, therefore, one can not tell much about the quality of a water supply. And the water supplies can be any or all of the following: rivers, springs, lakes, ponds, swamps, estuaries, wetlands, bays, etc. The water quality can be difficult to test. Testing is also essential to provide basic information: safe for fishing, swimming, drinking, producing and innovation.
Water is Life. Period. [ No Ifs, Ands or Buts]. Absolutely Essential.
Examples of testing can be the chemical conditions such as dissolved oxygen, nutrients, metals, petroleum products and pesticides. Physical conditions can be measured such as temperature, flow rate, sediments and erosion potential. And biological conditions are the abundance and variety of plants and animal life. Especially useful are aquatic test organisms ability to survive in the water source. Monitoring can be conducted by on-line fixed sites (fixed stations), mobile sites or grab sampling (one-time at a specific location). Of course if an emergency situation occurs all methods of sampling and analysis may be necessary to provide the full picture of pollutant conditions: quantity, concentrations, and human health evaluation.
But currently available technologies typically require some combination of significant hands-on technician interaction, the use of consumables or reagents, physical sample preparation, and sample retrieval and analysis—all of which translates into high operating costs and time-consuming processes and significant delays in data generation. The initial equipment investment and the ongoing high operating costs are often unrealistic for many cities, communities, and environmental stewards.
Existing technology is unable to measure water conditions continuously, or to provide real-time alerts—two key aspects of any ideal monitoring system that will support the needed timely response or remediation. The delivery of adequate, networked security to community surface-water assets requires devices that can provide real-time, continuous monitoring for a broad spectrum of toxins without the need for technician interaction or costly consumables.
The solution for 24/7 monitoring of surface waters without the downsides and high costs of current technologies is a Water Security Sensor called the AquaSentinel from SecureWaters. The AquaSentinel detects toxins and pollutants in all surface waters. Rivers, lakes, ponds and canals. It enhances the security of surface water bodies against environmental accidents, accidental spill and natural disasters. The Water Security Sensor from SecureWaters is easy to install and maintain. No need for expensive consumables, no technician oversight or hands on interaction.
Water is dynamic: monitoring is a must.