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

fracking
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

temp
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 […]

Pumping & Slug Tests

Posted: February 22, 2018
Category: Products Water
Tags: datalogger, dipperLog, pump test, slug test, water level

A pumping test is an investigation periodically performed on production or dewatering wells, which can be used to determine a variety of information. To obtain permeability values of an aquifer To investigate water quality on contaminated sites as part of a remediation project To assess the performance of new supply wells To assess if water […]

drawDown Feature

drawDown
Posted: February 20, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: drawdown, falling water levels, low flow sampling, water level meter

When performing a pump test, the easiest and quickest way to determine whether you have pumped to the desired depth is by employing a Heron Instruments Water Level Meter in drawDown mode. In static mode, the Heron Instruments Water Level Meters indicate the presence of water by sounding a buzzer and turning on a red […]

Pressure Range vs Cable Length

dipperlog
Posted: February 15, 2018
Category: Products
Tags: datalogger, dipperLog, pressure, transducer, well depth

How do I determine the correct Heron Instruments dipperLog needed for a project?  Should it be based on the cable length, the well depth, or some other factor? dipperLog pressure transducers are available is a variety of pressures ranges: dipperLog NANO B 10m/30ft dipperLog NANO C 30m/100ft dipperLog NANO D 60m/200ft dipperLog NANO E 120m/400ft […]

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