Water Treatment Failures Cost in More Ways Than One
Good Water Treatment is crucial to maintaining the health of communities across the globe. Nowhere has the news of failure to maintain adequate water treatment services been more apparent recently than in the news of the water process failures of Flint, Michigan.
Hit with an economic crisis that threatened to bankrupt the City of Flint, city managers made a disastrous decision to change their town’s water system sourcing from Detroit to a regional source, the Flint River. While many government officials knew the Flint River’s history for pollution issues, no one was prepared for the extreme nature of the pollution level that existed. Unfortunately for the people of Flint, the lack of proper water treatment and a bad water source was quickly apparent. With lead levels of 27ppb, far above the EPA’s regulatory measure level of 15ppb, to one astronomical level reading of 13,000 ppb, the scope of Flint’s water treatment issues took the forefront of global news.
EPA Allocates $100 Million to Clean Up
In continued efforts to fix the lead pollution and damage from the water treatment crisis, with the EPA allocating $100 million to upgrading Flint’s water infrastructure and the state of Michigan allocating $87 million to fixing the water pipes of residents. The work is expected to take as long as three years. This has become a cautionary tale and has lead experts to wonder if the entire nation’s drinking water system could be in need of an overhaul. To Read More…
Kytola Instruments’ Flow Meters
At Kytola Instruments we are dedicated to providing the highest quality instruments and technology for water treatment flow management. The tragedy at Flint shows us just how important proper water treatment maintenance and flow management is to public health.
While Kytola Instruments’ flow meters cannot be used to identify lead and other substances in water or for measuring the quality or consumption of household water, they can be incorporated as a vitally, beneficial component in commercial water treatment at the local, state and government levels. Our flow meters give the kind of information needed to keep water treatment flowing naturally and safely. To learn more about Kytola Instruments, visit us at www.kytola.com or call us at: 678-701-3569.