“Hoppy” Easter

Posted: March 30, 2018
Category: Newsletters
Tags: easter

One of the many harbingers of spring in the Northern Hemisphere is the arrival of our favourite rabbit, the Easter Bunny.  His delivery of sweets and treats is eagerly anticipated by children the world over and Easter egg hunts and Easter egg rolls are organized everywhere! Here are some Easter facts you might not know: […]

OGWA Convention

Posted: March 28, 2018
Category: Newsletters
Tags: convention, meeting, new product, ogwa, vertical inspection camera

This past week, March 23 & 24, 2018, Heron Instruments participated in the 66th OGWA Convention held in Ottawa Ontario. As part of the trade show, we were able to highlight our newest addition to our product line, the dipper-See vertical inspection camera.  The product created a great deal of interest and excitement among the […]

World Water Day – March 22, 2018

world water day
Posted: March 22, 2018
Category: Water
Tags: climate change, day, environment, groundwater, nature, water, world

This 2018 World Water Day, the theme chosen is “Nature for Water” which will explore how we can look to nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Ballooning urbanization and climate change are two major factors causing the environmental damage driving today’s water-related crises. Floods, droughts and water pollution are increasing in […]

Fix a Leak Week

fix a leak week
Posted: March 19, 2018
Category: Uncategorized Water
Tags: bills, fix, homes, leaks, repair, save, water

With the increasing demands placed on our domestic water supplies due to growing urban populations and climate changes, water lost through leaks is having a much bigger impact.  Recently, the Southwest United States experienced a drought that led to water restrictions.  California is now weighing the possibility of making those restrictions permanent, even though the […]

Our Groundwater Is Under Threat

Posted: March 15, 2018
Category: Water
Tags: awareness, fracking, groundwater, over extraction, plastics, water

We rely on groundwater – it’s the water we drink, the water that grows our food, the water that helps recharge our lakes and rivers.  As technology moves forward many new threats to the safety of our groundwater are being realized. Fracking Hydraulic Fracturing, or “Fracking” as it is commonly known, is a very controversial issue.  It […]

National Groundwater Awareness Week

groundwater awareness week
Posted: March 12, 2018
Category: Environment
Tags: conductivity, groundwater, groundwater awareness week, tend, test, treat, water

This National Groundwater Awareness Week is dedicated to highlighting the importance of groundwater.  Life as we know it would not be possible without it.  99% of the world’s usable water is groundwater.  It is the world’s most extracted resource with projected withdrawal rates of 259 trilion gallons per year.  It is estimated that 44% of […]

All About Groundwater

what is groundwater
Posted: March 8, 2018
Category: Water
Tags: aquifer, crops, e-coli, groundwater, rain, water, watershed

Don’t take groundwater for granted.  Life as we know it would be impossible without it! Groundwater is the water that fills the cracks, voids and other openings in soil, sand and bedrock. The level of groundwater when measured is referred to as the water table.  Groundwater is replenished by rain and snow melt percolating down […]

H.OIL & Sm.OIL – Heron Instruments’ Interface Meters

Heron H.OIL Interface Meter
Posted: March 6, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: anhydrous phase fluids, h.oil, heron, instruments, interface, meter, sm.oil, water

Interface meters are specialized water level meters designed to measure the depth and level of anhydrous phase fluids, both dense and light, as well as water.  The two principles used to determine these measurement are the light deflection caused by the fluids and the conductivity of water. When the probe touches the top of any […]

Compensating Data

Posted: March 1, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: barLog, compensating, data, logger, water level

Many people ask “Why do I need to compensate my data?” When using pressure transducers that measure absolute pressure, barometric pressure is a component of that measurement.  Barometric pressure is not a constant and must be subtracted from the pressure recorded to realize the actual water level. Barometric pressure is pressure exerted by the atmosphere […]

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