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Saving Natural Resources with Water Well Monitoring and Control

Saving Natural Resources with Water Well Monitoring and Control

Water is an invaluable resource for everyone, and its conservation is paramount. By implementing efficient water well monitoring systems, we can play a crucial role in preserving this natural treasure. Monitoring groundwater through well systems is particularly vital for assessing and mitigating the impact of pollution on this essential resource. Water management systems equipped with pumps, pipes, level sensors, transmitters, and flow meters contribute to the responsible and safe use of water.

Natural Resource: Groundwater

Groundwater, an extensive and concealed resource, differs significantly from surface water in terms of changes in quantity and quality. Consequently, evaluating and investigating groundwater necessitates thorough monitoring, making water well monitoring an indispensable practice.

What is a Monitoring Well?

A monitoring well comprises a small-diameter borehole tube sealed in the earth, featuring a permeable screen section at the bottom within an underground reservoir. This setup allows for the collection of water, enabling the monitoring of groundwater levels. By strategically drilling multiple monitoring wells in a specific area, the groundwater level, also known as the water table, can be accurately charted.

Monitoring Groundwater

Monitoring wells serve as a pivotal tool for visualizing how groundwater is stored and moves underground. This tool ensures that contaminated water is not utilized for consumption or irrigation. Moreover, it aids in tracking and controlling the sustainable exploitation of water resources.

What are Water Monitoring Systems Made of?

Water well monitoring systems vary based on specifications, and there are diverse ways to create a comprehensive monitoring system. Some essential components include:

  • Flow Meters – These accurately record water pumped and the rate of water passing through an irrigation system, aiding in monitoring efficiency.
  • Submersible Transmitters – These submersible transmitters are specifically designed for depth and level measurements of groundwater, wastewater, and sea water. A submersible pressure transmitter because of its ease of use and installation is a core component in a monitoring well. The PMC-STS inc. Ground/Sea Water Submersible Titanium Level Transmitter is an example of this. Titanium construction will satisfy many applications and ideal for environments that stainless steel is not suitable.
  • Pressure Transmitters – A pressure transmitter can be used to determine the level in a body of liquid. They are meant for long term monitoring of depth and level measurements. The PMC-STS Inc. Depth and Level Pressure Transmitters are designed for all environments.
  • Water Level Datalogger Level Transmitter – An economical design for measuring water level, valuable in applications such as well or tank level recording, aquifer characterization, environmental remediation, and sewers.
  • Topside Pressure Transmitter – A tool for measuring water levels from the topside.


Accredited Calibration Lab

Understanding the value of groundwater, SRP Control Systems provides customers with cutting-edge technology and quality water industry products. Additionally, SRP features an on-site accredited calibration lab with over 40 years of experience and state-of-the-art calibration standards. With a knowledgeable staff specializing in measurement systems and processes, SRP is poised to assist at any stage of the water monitoring process.

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