KETOS is a frontier tech company pioneering in providing water intelligence for Industry.

KETOS offers a vertically integrated solution combining robotics, data science, materials and IoT for water. Its software-enabled hardware and predictive intelligence enables operators to optimize process control, improve water treatment/ reuse, meet compliance requirements and boost efficiency through 100% autonomous (labor-free) monitoring and being affordable as a $0 CapEx/Purchase offering.

Founded in Sep 2015, KETOS is a venture-backed company led by CEO Meena Sankaran and recognized by Nasdaq, Goldman Sachs, Forbes, Global Water Awards, World Open Innovation Conference and others.  Through insight-driven decision making, KETOS is adding significant value on industrial discharge, municipal recycling, agricultural crop yield, food safety and public health with specificity, sensitivity and accuracy comparable to labs in real-time.

"You can't act on what you don't measure". Smart water grids and management can be built with the very crux of effective data sensing, collection, mining and analysis with interoperable systems. KETOS helps customers to focus on the value of their data through a holistic architecture as part of their unique digital journey.


When it comes to understanding water utilization or measuring leaks directly, compared to just estimations or having partial data from acoustic and noise logging measurements, our innovative KETOS Wave Fabric (patent issued) provides the necessary data real-time for customers to take action.  

Understanding water quality is paramount across private and public sector globally. With a unique and patented approach, that’s EPA compliant, our KETOS Shield Fabric (patent issued) allows for providing real-time and on-demand monitoring of several ionic, environmental, water health parameters, amongst other contaminants.



420 S Hillview Dr.

Milpitas, CA 95035


Contact: Meena Sankaran


  • The average U.S. farm spends between $300 and $1,000 per acre on all of the equipment and inputs needed to grow crops in an openfield system. For a vertical farming system, this cost commonly reaches millions of dollars per shelf acre equivalent.

  • The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) addresses regional water issues serving more than 2.2 million residents in Southern Nevada. Including in its scope of responsibility, SNWA manages the Searchlight water treatment and distribution system which services Searchlight, Nevada. 

  • Large, distributed water networks are not well-suited for conventional water monitoring processes which rely on manual sampling and lab testing. In particular, this midstream oil and gas company had a need to detect Iron, Selenium, and other heavy metals at a precise level comparable to a lab. In addition, it wasn’t feasible to manually test the entire water system at the requisite frequency. Finally, instrument reliability and unplanned downtime were an issue.

  • A microbrewery utilizing groundwater as one of the water sources in the brewing process had difficulty receiving permits. A full lifecycle remediation and monitoring process needed to be in place to receive permits. 

  • A private company that provides water via privately-owned-and-operated well fields with enough annual water supply to provide sustainable drinking water to more than 200,000 people faced a number of sampling, testing, and monitoring challenges. Lab tests and environmental monitoring costs were high and the data collected was not easily integrated with their SCADA system.

  • A leading American supplier of carbon and alloy steel bar, rod, and wire faced a number of issues including effluent discharge containing heavy metals. They had a need for frequent testing to ensure compliance. Sampling and testing was time consuming, expensive, and very labor intensive. 

  • A suburb of a major metropolitan area comprising over 75,000 residents where ground water is the town's primary water source faced a number of issues. These issues included two water plants with different water sources, understanding if treated water met quality and safety standards, revenue loss using high-quality drinking water for non-potable use, and expensive sampling/testing processes.

  • A leading provider of water and wastewater treatment solution for industrial, municipal, and recreational customers faced a number of issues with the safe treatment and disposal of coal ash and residual ash in ponds. Frequent testing at multiple locations was needed to ensure water safety and compliance. 

  • A vineyard in California's Central Valley that grows grapes, almonds, and a variety of other crops faced a number of issues including the inability to obtain real-time insight into Nitrates and Boron from their groundwater supply; the need to generate the correct mixture of surface water and groundwater to protect crops agains excess fertilization.

  • Municipal, commercial, and industrial water users all face a common issue — how to monitor the quality of the water they use, dispose of, or distribute in a timely, cost-effective manner.

  • Data generation has exploded in recent years. In fact, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone, and estimates predict that the Worldwide Big Data market will double in the next several years.

  • Distribution system water main breaks are a significant burden to communities and water systems not only due to disruption of water service to customers, but also due to significant economic burdens in the form of pipe replacement costs, excavation costs, and even insurance reimbursements. Read the full white paper to learn the KETOS Wave can be easily installed into existing PRVs to monitor the pressure and flow in the downstream side of the valve and proactively act in real-time as needed.

  • Managers of industrial, municipal, and agricultural water quality or water use monitoring can attest to the challenges of balancing depth of detail against the costs of achieving it. Now, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) business model is rewriting the economic impacts of those challenges by repackaging water monitoring capabilities to meet evolving needs more efficiently.

  • Specific needs for data accountability can vary widely across diverse market applications — industrial, municipal, agricultural, etc. Yet the underlying goal of each application is to gain the best insights for informed decision-making at the best overall value between capital expense and operating expense. Water monitoring Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers new ways to achieve exactly that.

  • When it comes to water quality monitoring, professionals in municipal, industrial, and agricultural applications might have distinctly different concerns about what they measure, but they all share a common concern about the cost and ease of obtaining that data. Fortunately, a new alternative for achieving water quality data and analytics with a high degree of autonomy, accuracy, and affordability is now available to all of them.

  • We arm plant operators with actionable data necessary to make informed decisions about water management in industrial facilities.

  • We arm municipalities with actionable data necessary to make informed decisions about water quality in their communities

  • We arm farmers with mission-critical water data to help enhance crop yield and taste. KETOS delivers valuable insights for fluctuations in deficiency and toxicity.