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European first for Scottish Water as online water technology goes live

Scottish Water is the first utility in Europe to use new online technology which will revolutionise water sampling across the country.

 

The company is trialling an online bacteria monitor which it hopes will significantly improve the accuracy of water sampling and reduce the time it takes from up to five days to just 15 minutes.

 

The flow cytometry technology, known as On Cyt, is being used at the Glencorse Water Treatment Works near Edinburgh, to analyse the water quality of a sample in real-time, giving a count of all bacteria in the sample.

Scottish Water is the first utility in Europe to use new online technology which will revolutionise water sampling across the country.