Drinking water trace metal monitor purchased by SVT following trial

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UK utility Severn Trent Water (SVT) is looking to roll out a trace metal monitor at one of its water treatment works with the aim of ensuring water produced consistently meets UK standards.

A three-month trial saw SVT working with Modern Water using its OVA7000 equipment, which provides online detection for naturally occurring trace metals, with detection limits below recognised drinking water standards.

SVT then purchased the unit following the trial and is currently investigating potential areas for deployment.

Modern Water said using the monitor replaces a traditional method whereby utilities wait for test results from laboratories, which can lead to time delays.

Earlier this month Modern Water released its financial results, showing growth in its monitoring equipment division, up to £3.5 million in 2013 compared to £3.4 million in 2012 (see WWi story).

Neil Townend, managing director for Modern Water’s Monitoring Division, said: “This is the first OVA7000 installed for drinking water quality in the UK. Traditionally the UK water companies have relied on laboratory analysis or alternative on-line methods for trace metals detection."

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