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Source Water Protection - Early Warning System

The Terralytix Edge Buoy and monitoring platform prove to be a valuable tool in early warning systems for source water protection.

Throughout the US streams, rivers, and lakes serve as the majority sources of drinking water, referred to as source water. Determining the quality of this precious resource is now at the forefront of federal, state and local agency agendas.

Friends of the Cheat Collects More Accurate Data to Improve Watershed Management

The primary function of private/non-profit watershed groups is to implement projects that improve water quality.  Assistance is given to local watershed groups, private citizens, and municipalities to accomplish a variety of tasks. Educational workshops, field days, monitoring and treatment activities are conducted in order to emphasize the importance of, and to improve water resources. A key component to carrying out watershed projects is to maintain partnerships with other groups and agencies.

Aridea Environmental Monitoring understands that this work is crucial in helping to maintain clean, safe waterways throughout the country.

Alpha Natural Resources Saves Money and Improves Monitoring

Water is one of the most precious commodities on earth. It is vital to our health, our communities, and our environment and it should be valued and protected. Aridea Solutions understands this entirely, and that is why we pride ourselves in remote water quality monitoring.

Aridea Solutions teamed up with Alpha Natural Resources to explore the ways that automated and continuous monitoring, via our Terralytix Platform, performs versus manual water sampling. By using Aridea’s real-time monitoring to continuously measure and report water quality conditions of rivers, streams, and outfalls in remote locations Alpha Natural Resources is better able to track existing water quality conditions, and any variations in them, on an ongoing, real-time basis.

Aridea Solutions Air Quality Study Provides Saving for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Local air quality has a major influence on how we live and breathe. Just like the weather, it can become different from day to day or even hour to hour. Concern over air quality makes it more important than ever to measure and assess air in real-time in order to maintain public health and environmental compliance.

On October 6th, Aridea Solutions began installing the necessary hardware for an ongoing 30-day study of hydrogen sulfide concentrations, along with real-time weather data monitoring for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. This turnkey monitoring solution included monitoring for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from 0 to 200ppmm in four perimeter locations and a centralized weather station that monitors air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall, wind speed and wind direction.

New data buoy and WIZARD reveals insights

A new data buoy and WIZARD monitoring platform deployed in the Ohio River near the Robert C. Byrd Dam is revealing key insights into the effects of dredging on endangered freshwater mussels.

WIZARD PlatformThe Ohio river is home to populations of various species of mussels that even most locals know very little about. Being little known does not mean that they are of little importance to our overall ecosystem. Freshwater mussels are not only an important food source for muskrats, waterfowl and fish but are also very important indicators of water quality.