Heron Helps Bring Water Where It’s Needed

Water is Life Water is life, but there are many places in the world where clean water isn’t readily accessible. Water Missions International is an NGO working to provide access to potable water in rural communities across the world.   In the summer of 2014, Water Missions contacted Heron Instruments for a quote on a […]

National Groundwater Awareness Week!

It’s here! National Groundwater Awareness Week has arrived. From March 8-14, Heron is joining hundreds of other businesses in the promotion and protection of clean groundwater around the world. Getting us started is a great piece of writing from Kevin McCray, Executive Director of the National Groundwater Association. If you’re one of our readers in […]

What Category Will Your PTTW Application Fall Under?

If you are planning to access water in the Ontario area, you should be aware of the rules and regulations that the province’s Ministry has set out in order to protect its water resources.  The PTTW permit is intended for persons or organizations whose daily water intake, regardless of its use, exceeds 50,000 liters.  There […]

What Happens During a PTTW Review?

If you are planning to access water in the Ontario area, you should be aware of the rules and regulations that the province’s Ministry has set out in order to protect its water resources.  The PTTW permit is intended for persons or organizations whose daily water intake, regardless of its use, exceeds 50,000 liters. There […]

What is Groundwater Remediation?

You may have heard it mentioned on the news or seen it written in an article before, but most people aren’t familiar with the term groundwater remediation. The process of removing pollution and contaminants from groundwater aquifers is called remediation. A large number of Canadians rely on groundwater for their basic needs, from drinking and […]

How is Groundwater Affected by Pollution?

Everyone understands pollution is bad, especially when it gets into sources of fresh water used for drinking, washing and irrigating. But what about pollution specifically makes it such a hazard, and is a certain type of contaminant worse than others? Understanding which pollutants are most worrisome, how they get into groundwater and how they affect […]

How Much Groundwater Does Canada Have?

Many people take their tap water for granted, leaving it running while brushing their teeth, taking excessively long showers or allowing the sink to run non-stop while doing the dishes. The truth is water is a limited resource. But just how limited is it? Some people rely on lakes, rivers and other sources of fresh […]

Well Development Basics

Whether you live in a remote area, question the quality of your tap water or prefer to lower your utility costs, having access to a personal well can seem like a fantastic solution to your conundrum. Many people think that only professionals with gigantic commercial drillers are capable of developing wells, but homeowners can create […]