FreeUP Blog Series

What’s happening now & in the future with water

Our aim

We aim to inform and assist the public, industry and regulators with a unified system of water sensing and to put that informatin into context.

Our technology provides the data and insights and these blogs aim to assist with people’s understanding and context.

We hope that toether, insights and understanding can navigate us to a postive future of water security with minimal enviromental impact for all.

What is water pollution

What is water pollution

What is water pollution? Water pollution refers to the contamination or degradation of water bodies, including lakes, rivers, oceans, groundwater, and even drinking water sources, by various pollutants. These pollutants can be of natural origin or...

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Introduction to turbidity meters

Introduction to turbidity meters

Turbidity meter Turbidity meters are instruments used to measure the turbidity, or cloudiness, of a liquid. Turbidity is a measure of the amount of suspended particles in a liquid, and can be caused by a variety of factors such as sediment, algae,...

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How to create a rain garden

How to create a rain garden

What is a rain garden A rain garden is a landscaped area that is specifically designed to capture and filter rainwater, helping to prevent it from running off into nearby waterways. Creating a rain garden in the UK can be a great way to improve...

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What is sewage

What is sewage

Sewage Sewage is a broad term that encompasses all types of waste and wastewater produced by households and industries, It is made up of the following types of waste water: Blackwater specifically refers to wastewater that is generated by toilets...

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What is a sonde

What is a sonde

Sensor clusters by another name A sonde is a type of instrument that is used for environmental monitoring. It typically consists of a sensor or set of sensors that are used to measure various parameters, such as temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen,...

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The importance of river monitoring

The importance of river monitoring

What is river monitoring? River monitoring refers to the ongoing observation and measurement of physical, chemical, and biological parameters in rivers. The purpose of river monitoring is to gather data on the health of rivers and streams, identify...

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Turbidity meters and drinking water

Turbidity meters and drinking water

Turbidity meters Turbidity meters are instruments used to measure the turbidity of a liquid, which is a measure of the amount of suspended particles in the liquid. In the context of monitoring drinking water, turbidity meters are used to measure...

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Reed beds to help treat sewage

Reed beds to help treat sewage

Natural sewage works Reed beds are a type of nature-based solution that can be used to help with sewage treatment. They are constructed wetlands that use plants, such as reeds, to naturally filter and purify sewage and other types of waste water....

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How do sewage works work?

How do sewage works work?

Purpose A sewage treatment works, also known as a wastewater treatment plant, is a facility that is designed to remove pollutants from raw sewage before it is released into the environment. The core function of a sewage treatment works is to purify...

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Why is sewage a pollutant?

Why is sewage a pollutant?

What it provides Sewage is considered a pollutant because it contains a wide range of harmful substances that can have negative impacts on the environment when released. These substances include bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and nutrients that can...

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