By Ashlee Donaher
It’s important to start with the fact that this is not a regulatory test. This technology won’t replace any required compliance tests and the results are not reportable, which is actually a great benefit to our users. While regulatory testing is important, compliant does not necessarily mean clean. Countless species of microorganisms exist and while you may not have enough E. coli or Total coliforms to cause a failed compliance test, you can still have significant microbial growth which means your system is still at risk. That’s where ATP comes in – it provides an instant measure of the total microbiological population and allows you to troubleshoot before microbiological growth gets out of control.