Remove Barriers to On-Site Testing
Water Quality Monitoring Where It Was Previously Too Impractical, Difficult and Expensive
Water Quality Monitoring
All the investment in the world to provide and improve water sources does not solve problems if the water in these sources is contaminated by E. coli bacteria, causing death and disease.
Although billions of dollars have been spent on improving water sources, there is recognition that “improved water ” does not always equal “safe water.” The UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) definition of “improved water source” refers to the construction of the water source and not to the quality of the water itself. Studies have shown that water quality testing on improved water sources can still contain a high level of fecal contamination.
The greatest waterborne risk to health is from the transmission of fecal pathogens. Ongoing water quality monitoring is essential to help eliminate this global water quality crisis.
Health Risk Framework
Ongoing water quality monitoring must be done in a health risk framework. We have to measure the presence of fecal organisms in water to know the extent of health risk. We have to obtain data to make informed decisions about drinking water quality in order to take the appropriate corrective actions.
A fundamental requirement in ensuring access to safe drinking water is the ability to test and monitor the bacteriological quality of water from any water source and at all points in between:
- Point of use
- Stored water
- Before treatment
- After treatment
- Non-households (schools, healthcare facilities)
Water Quality Monitoring With CBT Solves Problems
The Compartment Bag Test Kit overcomes barriers to ongoing water quality monitoring where is was previously too difficult, impractical and costly. It is the ideal water quality test for E. coli in rural, low resource and disaster/emergency areas.
Simple, portable and convenient, the CBT provides clear, actionable data that enables informed decisions about water quality, particularly in the intermediate WHO risk ranges where decisions of water safety are often made.
Whatever your policies and programs for water quality monitoring, anyone can use the CBT to assess health risk levels for water quality no matter where you are.