What is TDS?

  • Total dissolved solids (TDS) comprise inorganic salts (principally calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and sulfates) and some small amounts of organic matter that are dissolved in water.The higher the TDS levels in the water, the greater the probability of harmful contaminants in the water. Normally, the TDS value of purified water is 1. TDS is only one of measures on water quality.
  • These end up within our water for a variety of reasons. Water is rarely totally pure, and even natural processes can lead to minerals or other solids ending up in the water. Not all are harmful, but some certainly are. Many solids enter our water supply from human processes such as agriculture, water treatments and even wastewater getting into water supplies.
  • A high TDS is an indicator of the quality of the water. Having high TDS doesn’t always mean that water is harmful. For instance, some mineral water has high levels of solids within and this is not seen as harmful, but that is because the actual solids are. These are usually calcium, magnesium or other substances which may not be bad for the body.
  • A high TDS can also be caused by harmful items such as chlorine, sulfates and more. The measurement is a guideline rather than a specific way to tell if water is high quality or not.
  • The Fresco fountain reads the real-time value of the TDS of your pet’s drinking water. The higher it is getting to, the lower the water purity is.
  • It provides you a way of observing and monitoring your pet’s water supply and help you keep your pet healthy.