Rural water users can finally join the 21st century with a new monitoring device

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No more running out of water and definitely no more checking water levels in minus 40 degree weather!  An electronics team in Wainfleet, ON from ParemTech have developed a cloud-based water level monitor, the ptlevel, allowing rural water users with a cistern or well to remotely monitor their water levels.  And more, the device has built in low-level alert features by text and email so you’ll never run dry again.

ptelvel install 300x241What really brings this device to life is it’s high-tech, yet user-friendly, interface and platform.  First of all it is the easiest way around to view your water level.  And second, the technology and programming of the ptlevel displays surrounding water delivery companies.  This enables super easy water ordering and allows water delivery companies the ability to advertise to their local customers.  Another unique feature of this interface that is not available anywhere else is “water level history”.  And more than just past level history, soon it can even predict when you will run out of water!

Installation of the ptlevel can be completed by a certified installer (by a certified ptlevel installer), or can be installed by the purchaser by following simple instructions (drop a line, plug it in, set-up an account!).  The product has only been widely available for 4 weeks but the initial response has been huge.  “We’ve already shipped our first wholesale order more than half-way across the country and we’ve sent out another local wholesale order just today” says Mike VandeBeld, Chief Developer at ParemTech.

ptelvel picture 6 281x500During initial test stages and needs analyses the team found there were many people who had developed their own monitoring systems whether it be a long stick or pole, “eye-balling it”, or even low-technology float switches.  The problem is, there is still no way to be directly alerted when the level is low and there is a risk of running out of water.  With the new ptlevel users can check the level from anywhere, anytime and are alerted to their phone or email; ordering water can even be automatic if they’ve shared their level with their local supplier.

The ptlevel has been long awaited for many rural water users.  ParemTech is also working on a top-secret product right now to be ready for 2016.  The product launch will shape the landscape of the way many country-living residents do life.  The technology is still hush-hush though since they are in the midst of patents and research; you’ll just have to stay tuned to see what they have up their sleeves!

Follow them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Paremtech or visit their website for more details at www.ptlevel.com!

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Scientists warn that Earth faces severe water shortages within a generation

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a child fills a bottle with water from a public tap in Colombia on March 22 2013 300x168The majority of people on Earth will face severe water shortages within a generation or two if pollution and waste continues unabated, scientists warned at a conference in Bonn Friday.

“This handicap will be self-inflicted and is, we believe, entirely avoidable,” read a document entitled The Bonn Declaration issued at the close of the four-day international huddle.

The conference sought to assess the evidence of man’s impact on freshwater resources, which constitute only 2.5 percent of the total volume of water on Earth.

Currently, an estimated third of the world’s seven million people has limited access to adequate fresh water, according to conference delegates.

“In the short span of one or two generations, the majority of the nine billion people on Earth will be living under the handicap of severe pressure on fresh water,” said the declaration.

The nine billion mark is widely projected to be reached from about 2040.
“These self-inflicted wounds have long-term legacy effects that are not easy to turn around.”“We are flying the red flag out of our conference here,” Charles Vorosmarty, co-chairman of the Global Water System Project research body that hosted the meeting, said in a teleconference from Bonn.

The declaration points out that humanity uses an area the size of South America to grow crops and another the size of Africa to raise livestock.

Continue reading at Raw Story

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