Today there is a new much faster, easier non-contact way to measure and record the ground water levels.
Groundwater level monitoring has become increasingly important with growing areas of drought and the need to manage water supply demands from agricultural, industrial, environmental and domestic users. Traditional methods of water level measurement include water level tapes, level loggers, bubblers and pressure sensors. All of which require that an object and a line be lowered into the well. This opens the well up to possible contamination, places the liability on the parties monitoring the well and causes homeowners to be resistant to allowing monitoring of their wells.
With the acoustic meters there is nothing to lower into the well. The probe is simply placed in the vent cap or on top of the piezometer tube and uses low frequency sound waves to measure the distance to the water level. Our meters are small enough to fit in your pocket and produce measurements down to 2000 ft in seconds, without the labor intensive process of reeling a tape down, up and decontaminating it. They are also cost effective alternatives to tapes which can be expensive to purchase and repair.
Our water level indicators come in a small, portable configuration. The Well Sounder 2010 PRO, is designed to capture data from multiple wells. This model has the ability to store each test in a separate file labeled for each well test. This allows for data to be compiled over an extended period of time, showing water level trends and weaknesses. The built-in data logger has the capability to store up to 25 million data points, easily downloads with the included USB cable does not require any software uploads. This data can then be graphed to visually display the monitoring results.
If you want to record the reading, press the "LOG" button, and the reading is recorded internally in a non-volatile memory. Even if the batteries are removed, the memory stays protected.
Imagine having the ability to measure and record each standpipe's measurements in a matter of seconds with a non-contact instrument. The accuracy is great and the time savings for the operator is huge. For more information and specifications on the Well Sounder 2010 PRO please read through the product pages.