Caddisfly

Affordable. Simple. Reliable.

Caddisfly is a low cost water testing kit that anybody can operate. It works with a mobile phone, is reasonably accurate, and easy to use on the field.

Quality Information System

Caddisfly is also a complete Quality Information System. Instantly send result to an online map. Download statistical reports. Access data shared by others.


Simple Three Steps

The testing process is easy. Just fill a the phone attachment with source water. Insert a reagent cartridge. Attach to phone and get the test result on the Caddisfly app. Its that simple!

A prototype of the map can be viewed here.

About Caddisfly

Caddisfly is an Open Source Project to develop a low cost water testing kit.

Test results from various locations will be shared online enabling communities to evolve locally relevant and sustainable systems for better drinking water.

Caddisfly Status

Caddisfly Water Quality Testing Kit aims to help detect 5 major contaminants of water: Fluoride, Nitrate, Arsenic, E.Coli and Iron.

Caddisfly is currently at an advanced prototype stage. Please contact us if you wish to be notified when Caddisfly is released.

66 million
people in India are at risk by water contaminated with fluoride
57 million
people in India are at risk by water contaminated with arsenic
38 million
people in India are at risk by water contaminated with bacteria

"The economic burden due to contaminated water is estimated at $600 million a year"

Source: Drinking water quality in rural India: Issues and approaches