Vitens ensures high water quality

27-04-2018

Bactiquant is a standard method for measuring the bacterial levels in the water

One of the world's most recognised utilities, Vitens, based in Holland, the Netherlands, has just introduced Mycometer’s technology as a standard method for monitoring water quality. In near real time, the utility can now detect and track general bacterial levels in the entire production chain to provide consumers with the highest water quality.

25,000 analyses over a period of 2.5 years have convinced Vitens to implement Mycometer's technology Bactiquant as a standard method in their monitoring programme for measuring bacterial levels in the water. Vitens is known as a frontrunner in new technologies and is one of the utilities that the rest of the world is looking to when it comes to new water technology.

“Vitens has set the bar high and follows the water very closely from raw water to consumer in order to ensure the highest quality,” Morten Miller, co-founder of Mycometer, said. “Therefore, they are constantly testing the latest technologies to continuously monitor water quality so consumers can trust that water is of the highest quality when opening the tap.”

 

Increases water safety
The Dutch utility supplies water to 5.6 million people, which corresponds to 350 million cubic meters of water per year. Mycometer’s Bactiquant technology has been selected among a number of new technologies in Viten's ongoing testing process.

“Bactiquant helps us to continuously monitor water biostability in the water chain from our raw water sources to end-use. Because the test takes a maximum of 30 minutes, we can quickly assess, whether the water quality in our water treatment plants and in our distribution system is bacteriological stable, or if we need to take action,” ” Bendert de Graaf, Team Manager Business Office Laboratory at Vitens, added. “It also helped us several times to localise hotspots that resulted in changes in the water quality. We have found the technology to be robust and reliable. It works fast and helps us understand our processes and increase water safety.”