in Your Water?™
Using modern DNA analysis methods, we identify and quantify nearly all microbes in water,
enabling more efficient, resilient, and sustainable water systems.
The Water and Wastewater Microbiome
Microbe Detectives harnesses the power of modern DNA technology to analyze water and wastewater systems in municipal, industrial and agriculture markets. We empower leaders in facilities, technology, and service with knowledge about their water systems that is unprecedented. This translates into improved protection of human health, capital assets, water resources, and the environment at reduced costs.
“DNA Analysis answers questions that have gone unanswered”
“Microbe Detectives provides a valuable service to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize wastewater treatment plants by providing comprehensive data on nitrifiers, phosphorus removing bacteria, filaments and foamers.” –Tom Fitzwilliams, Wastewater Team Leader, MSA Professional Services
“The cost of routine DNA analyses is pretty minimal the way I see it because of the overall impact it has for our municipal wastewater operation. We see cost savings in energy and chemicals that provide an attractive return on investment, plus we are able to improve our ability to comply with increasingly stringent regulations.” –Jeremy Cramer, Senior Process Specialist, Donahue & Associates
“…Microbe Detectives was the key to identifying and fixing serious problems in the distribution system so we could protect public health and minimize risk for the water utility. Finding these problems with typical investigation techniques could have taken months of effort. In fact, the problem may not have been detected until a health crisis occurred, since the municipality lacks the resources to perform routine facility inspections.” –Ann-Perry Witmer PE, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, Foth Infrastructure & Environment
Mike Reardon, Water Industry Leader
CEO and Entrepreneur
City of Fond du Lac, Autumn Fisher
former WWT Superintendent
Trevor Ghylin, PhD, PE
Founder of Microbe Detectives
Learn how DNA analysis played a key role in saving $35 million
Metagenomics proved low dissolved oxygen (DO) can save big money at a wastewater treatment facility in Texas. Estimated capital costs of a biological nutrient removal (BNR) system was reduced by $35 million, plus $490,000 was saved in annual operating expenses.