Inflow and Infiltration Studies in Your City

Groundwater and stormwater enter wastewater or sanitary sewer systems through inflow and infiltration. • Inflow is stormwater that enters sanitary sewer systems at direct connection points. A poor connection lets water from sources other than sanitary systems (showers, toilets, sinks, etc…) into the pipes. Sanitary sewer systems are designed to overservice the homes they’re connected […]

Groundwater and the sinking cities  

In coastal megacities around the world, the ground is sinking faster than the surrounding ocean level is rising. And, according to an article posted on DredgingToday.com, this subsidence  is directly related to the over pumping of local groundwater resources. Sections of Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, New Orleans and Dhaka have already sunk or […]

Groundwater is Running Out in the United Arab Emirates

  An article written by Caline Malek in The National, the longest-standing English language news publication in the United Arab Emirates, paints a grim picture for the wealthy country. According to new research from the United Nationals Food and Agriculture Organization, supplies of groundwater could run out by 2030 as a result of overuse in […]

Why Do Water Level Monitors Have Barometric Compensation?

Changes in elevation and the onset of storms cause changes in barometric pressure. Stormy weather can produce pressure differences around 25mb through a day, as different parts of the passing storm produce differing barometric pressure disruptions. One mb (millibar) is equivalent to about one centimeter of water, this means a storm can cause almost 10 […]

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 […]