PFAS – Why Should I Care?

Posted: June 4, 2019
Category: Heron News Uncategorized
Tags: chemicals, contamination, groundwater, manufacturing, PFAS, PFOA, PFOS

PFAS (Poly- and PerFluoroAlkyl Substances) the more commonly used name of a large group of chemicals used in products such as repellent coatings or fire retardants.  These chemicals are not known to break down and have proven very persistent in the environment and to bio-accumulate.  Their potential to impact human health has recently prompted Health Canada […]

Heron dipper-Temp 80 vs dipper-Temp 110

Posted: April 12, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: ASME, dipper, harsh environments, kevlar, polythylene, temp, temperature meter

Heron dipper-Temp is an excellent choice when looking for an accurate water level meter which will also measure temperature.  Both models incorporate our jacketed, high-tensile, ASME certified, steel tape, marked in either metric or imperial engineering units and are equipped with all our premium water level meter features.  The built in hanger and tape guide […]

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 […]

CSA Approved & Intrinsically Safe

Posted: February 8, 2018
Category: Products Uncategorized
Tags: certification, csa, explosion, h.oil, intrinsically safe, monitoring, safety, sm.oil, testing

You may have noticed the CSA sticker on our H.OIL and sm.OIL Interface meters.  Have you ever wondered what that signified? CSA International, formerly the Canadian Standards Association, has developed standards which a product must meet or exceed to earn the CSA certification.  Many of these standards relate to safety, but they also cover other […]

Well Profiling

well profiling
Posted: January 25, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: conductivity meter, conductivity plus, contaminents, data logging tools, dipper-temp, measurement, temperature meter, well profiling

Profiling of groundwater wells is a method of collecting data on water quality and water production during a variety of investigations:  to characterize flow dynamics to determine high and low concentrations of contaminants to locate high and low production zones in pumping wells to assist in determining the correct location for pump and treat wells […]

How to change an Oil/Water Interface Meter probe

Posted: January 16, 2018
Category: Products Uncategorized
Tags: csa, h.oil, interface, meter, oil, water, water level meter

In cases where an instrument needs to be serviced, often times you can save time and money by doing a field replacement. All you need is the parts and the know-how in order to be back on the job site. In this video, you will learn how to change a Heron Instruments H.0IL Oil/Water Interface […]

Canada C3 – Coast to Coast to Coast

Posted: December 11, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

On October 28th of this year, the Canadian Icebreaker, Polar Prince, successfully completed its 150 day voyage from Toronto, Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia.  The aim was to travel via the Northwest Passage, a distance of 23,000 kilometers, exploring Canada from coast to coast to coast in honour of 150 years of Confederation.  This epic […]


Posted: October 31, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: halloween, holiday, october

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays still being celebrated today.  The roots of Halloween or All Hallows Eve can be traced back over 2,000 years to the Druids. A Celtic culture found in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe prior to the Roman Empire.  Their festival of Samhain, a Celtic Fire festival celebrated October […]

National Honey Bee Day – August 19th

national honeybee day
Posted: August 18, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

Since the late 1990’s, beekeepers around the world have observed the mysterious and sudden disappearance of bees and honeybee colonies. In Europe, 25% of commercial honeybees have been lost since 1985, in the USA, 40% have been lost since 2006 while in the UK, 45% have been lost since 2010. Bees play a vital role […]

What is Groundwater?

Posted: August 8, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

Groundwater is the water that soaks into the ground from rain or melting ice and snow that then moves downward to fill in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rock until it reaches the saturated zone where the groundwater is freely flowing.  Groundwater accounts for up to 20% of all the fresh water […]

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