Living Things Are In Your Water
The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.
Are you concerned about the health of your lakes and rivers? Are you responsible for protecting the health and safety of people or animals? Are you frequently testing for water quality using traditional tests?
Until now, there has never been a test that has harnessed the power of DNA and the microbiome to provide unprecedented levels of accuracy for:
- identifying all the bacteria living in the water
- enable you to pinpoint the likely source(s) of contamination
DNA Tech Improves Results
Veracet uses our proprietary PhyloChip to identify the entire microbial community, or microbiome, at the DNA level. Instead of using one bacteria that serves as a proxy for indicating the presence of fecal contamination or contamination from a particular source, we are able to assay the hundreds to thousands of microbes that are characteristic of each contaminating source.
Results Are Accurate
Tradtional E.coli tests are good screening tests, but considered to be relatively inaccurate. That means that often the tests indicate contamination when there is no actual contamination, or clean when it is actually contaminated. The accurate information of where, when, and what contamination is entering the water using DNA-based tests is the most cost-effective and proven way to reduce future contamination levels and increase water safety.
Illnesses Caused By Bad Bacteria
Pathogens like E.coli can come from various sources that enter lakes and rivers, including sewage, farms, ranches, and wildlife. However, there are hundreds of E.coli strains that don’t impact health and cause diseases. E.coli tests inform you that some of these might be present – but not which ones, how much is present, or even if they are the type that can cause human illness. If you take action it might be the wrong action!
Traditional vs. DNA-based Methods
How We Help
We Understand Your Needs
Protecting the health of lakes and rivers to keep residents and visitors safe
Confidently meet water quality regulatory standards
Enhance commercial activities and real estate value
consolidate evidence to identify the sources of pollution
Symptoms of Unhealthy Water