Bacterial water contamination is a global problem affecting hundreds of millions of people. In the US alone, 15 million households get their water from private wells, which are not covered by EPA regulations. These wells are susceptible to various environmental contaminants including seepage through landfills, failed septic tanks, underground storage tank infection, fertilizers and pesticides. The scary part? The problem extends beyond private systems to the public water supply. Further, MOST pools and hot tubs are contaminated beyond acceptable limits.
Water quality testing and monitoring is about to get a major upgrade thanks to a promising new company based out of Ontario, Canada. Bringing together the use of mobile, nanotechnology and predictive software, ExactBlue Inc. has just released a new device enabling users to screen their own water for unsafe levels of microbial contamination. This disruptive technology offers a quick and easy solution to water testing that is able to detect 50 TIMES more bacteria and fungi than the traditional laboratory method. Further, this solution reduces testing time from WEEKS TO MINUTES. The Exact Blue team recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, inviting companies, non-profit organizations and individual consumers to learn more about the new device and its water testing capabilities. Check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/747269765/mobile-rapid-smart-testing-for-safe-water?ref=ep4nhz