Fountain of Youth Located!

Posted: August 25, 2017
Category: Well Development
Tags: fountain, groundwater, southern ontario, water, well, youth

At Heron Instruments, we encourage our employees to participate in healthy recreational activities in their off hours.  An excellent example of this policy is David Mackie, an Industrial Designer from our Research and Development department.  David is an avid triathlete, successfully competing in events at both the local and international level. This past weekend, while […]

Spring Floods

Posted: May 1, 2017
Category: Newsletters Well Development
Tags: drinking water, flood, groundwater, may, rain, water, well

One of the great dangers we face every spring is snow melt fueled floods.  Rivers further swollen by spring rains frequently overrun their banks and flood the neighboring farms, villages and towns.  An unseen consequence of this flooding in the inundation of the groundwater wells the local residents use for drinking water. In 2016, both […]

Decommissioning Wells – Is it Really Necessary?

decommissioned well
Posted: April 27, 2017
Category: Newsletters Well Development
Tags: abandoned, decommissioning, monitoring, pumping, water, well

When groundwater wells, both pumping and monitoring, are no longer being used, nor slated for future use, they are considered abandoned.  These abandoned wells pose a potential threat to the groundwater quality as well as local children and wildlife if not decommissioned properly. If there is an abandoned well on property you own, no matter […]

Heron Instruments’ Water Level Meter Donation

Water for Life Water Tape
Posted: September 14, 2016
Category: Heron News Well Development
Tags: Guatemala, heron instruments, sounder, South America, water, water for life, water level meter, well-drilling

At Heron Instruments we love seeing our customers using our products in the field. But we especially love to see the water level meters we have donated to people, using them for a good cause! We have received some pictures from from Gary Bartholomew at ‘Water for Life International’ of a Water Tape being put to […]

ALL NEW dipper-Tag

Posted: June 16, 2016
Category: Products Well Development
Tags: dipper-tag, plopper, products, tag line

The dipper-Tag is an economical unit that is primarily used for installing and monitoring wells. The dipper-Tag doesn’t have as many features as some of our other units, but the features it does have makes it a very cost effective unit.  The 316 grade stainless steel weight (750g) that comes with the dipper-Tag can be used for measuring many things: the […]

Well Development Basics

Posted: May 19, 2014
Category: Well Development

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 […]

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