Growing demand for high resolution, real-time water quality monitoring data has prompted Meteor Communications to invest in a dedicated Water Quality Services Hub near Basingstoke. The new resource has been developed to support the 500+ ESNET monitoring systems that are currently in operation on rivers and at treatment works across the UK.
“The creation of a dedicated service and calibration resource will enable us to expand the ‘Water Quality as a Service’ capability that has been a major driver for growth in our business,” comments Meteor MD, Matt Dibbs.
In recent years, Meteor has worked with government agencies and water companies to develop the ESNET (Environmental Sensor NETwork) autonomous water quality monitoring systems that can be rapidly deployed and require no power or communication infrastructure. Modular and with built-in communications and multiparameter capability, ESNET systems can be deployed within minutes.
The systems are available as a portable monitoring station or as part of a kiosk system for semi-permanent or fixed installations. Each ESNET station employs a multiparameter sonde to measure water quality, and the accuracy of readings is assured by a monthly site visit, during which a member of the Meteor team checks the station and swaps the sonde.
With the new facility in Basingstoke, ESNET customers are able to exploit the many different benefits of high resolution, real-time water quality data.