Monitor Water Quality After Disasters
On-site testing without labs, electricity and infrastructure
Water Quality Testing for Disaster and Emergency Response
Natural disasters such as floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes contaminate water supplies and wells. In the wake of a disaster, sewage, septage and animal waste are sources of E. coli bacteria that find their way into drinking water sources and supplies.
Populations displaced by disasters also place burdens on water supplies and introduce the potential for waterborne diseases due to poor water and sanitation conditions or insufficient personal hygiene.
In the aftermath of a disaster or emergency, there is often no power, electricity, infrastructure or time to send drinking water samples to a laboratory for water quality testing.
It is crucial to conduct water quality testing following a disaster in order to protect public health, and to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases and the transmission of fecal pathogens.
Aquagenx Water Quality Tests for Disaster/Emergency Response
Aquagenx CBT EC+TC Kits and GEL EC CFU Kits let anyone test water for contamination in disaster response in disaster and emergency areas without resources and infrastructure.
Aquagenx test kits are designed for on-site testing in the field in low resource areas. They are compact and extremely lightweight.
Anyone can use Aquagenx test kits with little training. It enables ambient temperature incubation at 25° C and above and works at variable temperatures. Color-change test results are easy to identify.
No labs, electricity, cold chain, expensive, complex equipment or highly trained analysts are required.