Water is an essential element for life on our planet. This is not a controversial statement. I do not believe there is any debating this fact. No matter how much you prepare for the growing season, water is essentially the only wild card you cannot completely control. You can have too much or too little. It can fall in the form of rain, snow, sleet, ice, or hail. It can come down in a drizzle or a deluge. These factors pale in comparison to a larger concern; the quality of your water. Now, farmers can monitor their water quality in the palm of their own hands, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
KETOS Incorporated and Dramm Corporation have launched a tool which will enable producers to monitor the quality of their groundwater, whenever they want, without having to send samples in for testing. KETOS Founder & CEO Meena Sankaran explains how it is possible.
The device is essentially a “lab in a box”, which is running at all times of the day.
Sankaran says by making this data available at any time of the day, allows farmers a chance to react quickly.
The system gives you much more information than just an alert that there is a problem.
The interface is fully customizable to give you the information you want when you want it.
This device also interfaces with another KETOS sensor node which monitors flow rates, water pressure, and does leak detection. This is a helpful tool for producers who have livestock and need to know the water is getting to their barns as well.
Sankaran says farmers are the backbone of this country. She says technology needs to be innovative without being a burden for producers to use.
More information about the system can be found on the KETOS, Inc website.