Treated water leaving a drinking water plant is typically safe and compliant with water quality regulations. From the plant, water is transported into tanks and distribution pipes which introduce the potential for contamination, accidental or intentional, that could make the water unsuitable for human consumption. To ensure public health and safety, monitoring within the distribution system is essential to provide indication and early warning of changes to water quality conditions.
Continuous real-time monitoring of water with UV-VIS spectral analysis provides quick and reliable detection of various contaminants and parameters of interest such as TOC, Nitrates and Nitrites. While specific known contaminants can be monitored directly, unidentified or unforeseen contaminants can be monitored using a contamination alarm to detect uncharacteristic or abnormal changes from a baseline. Timely detection of anomalies is crucial for the successful implementation of corrective and preventative action.
- Instant notification of anomalies
- Immediate corrective action
- Enhanced public security
- Low capital cost for multiple node designs