Kos is a Greek island, part of the Dodecanese island chain in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Kos is the third largest island of the Dodecanese by area. It has a population of 33,388 (2011 census), making it the second most populous of the Dodecanese. The island measures 40 by 8 km (25 by 5 miles).
Known as the birthplace of Hippocrates, the Greek island of Kos is breathtakingly beautiful, with white sandy beaches, and crystal blue water. Being a beach lovers paradise it’s not surprising that their main industry is tourism with thousands of people visiting yearly, the majority visiting during the summer months. Kos is the second most popular island of Dodecanese and is visited by almost 1.2 million tourists every year.
DEYAK is the only municipal water authority on the island and geographical limitations means the company is limited as to how it can collect, purify, and distribute water. To ensure that the water meets the federal drinking water standards, the company collects and analyzes water samples. Kos has its own fresh water supply from wells, some of which contain brackish water.
The municipal water authority DEYAK must ensure that the water supplied to consumers is safe and suitable for home use as well as consumption by the local community. This is especially important in the summer months due to the increase of the population from the island’s tourism industry which burdens the water system of the area.
DEYAK turned to the TECTA™ B16 to ensure that their water supply is safe for customers and also afforded them the opportunity to improve their Water Analysis Service to ensure the water supply from the wells is safe and pure.
The TECTA™ B16 was delivered by the company Thita-Fi S.A. in the framework of the project named “Procurement and installation of telemetry system for measurement of water consumption and quality in the city of Kos’’.
The TECTA™ B16 was able to meet and exceed all of DEYAK’s requirements. The system is very simple to use and is extremely cost effective with no special training required to prepare samples, run tests, or read the results. TECTA™ B16 uses the directed enzyme-substrate method combine with a patented Polymer Partition technology and spectrometer to actively read and interpret test results. With the TECTA™ B16, DEYAK is able to see results within 2-18 hours, providing fast and accurate readings within a much quicker turnaround times than traditional methods.
“The TECTA™ B16 has made such a positive impact. We can test water quickly and effortlessly and are confident that the results are accurate. Our customers rely on us to provide a safe and affordable water supply, any contamination could be devastating to our local economy. Like all of the best technology, TECTA™ B16 has become an indispensable part of our operation,” said the General Manager of DEYAK.
“We found the TECTA™ B16 fit into our system perfectly, it was up and running tests and sending results almost immediately,” said the Technical Manager of DEYAK, “you can tell that the planning and design of the TECTA™ B16 technology is based around ease of use and results. There was no related stress or downtime to learn how to operate it. We are confident that with the TECTA™ B16 we are providing the best service available to our customers.”
Tim Adams, EVP, of TECTA-PDS added, “We are very happy to be working with DEYAK and assisting them in their efforts to provide a safe and cost-effective water supply. We realize just how important a seamless, fast testing and reporting system is to DEYAK and also to the people and economy of the island.”
“Our technology is successful because it is easy to use and provides timely results. We truly believe there is not a better, faster or more accurate way to test the water, we look forward to continuing to help the island of Kos and it’s businesses,” he added.