Water quality monitoring for the groundwater monitoring industry
The reasons for testing water quality in groundwater are numerous. Monitoring water quality and conducting tests is a good way to gather data on aquifer hydraulics. It can also be used to monitor parameters such as rhodamine, which helps to understand movement of underground water. Human activities can have an impact on groundwater quality, and conducting tests in this field can help to track these effects. Leachate from landfill and fertiliser can both find their way into groundwater. It is important to monitor these pollutants and to test the quality of groundwater, as it helps to identify and mitigate potentially harmful conditions.
The slimline design of the probes mean that they can fit into the smallest boreholes. The AP-2000 is less than 2″ in diameter. Combined with an AquaLogger that collects the data from the Aquaprobe you can leave the devices in-situ for months on end. With groundwater testing it’s common to pump water up into flow cells and then take readings from the water in the cell. We produce our flow cells from highly durable marine grade aluminium.
It is important to measure ground water levels using dedicated water level loggers across wide areas to fully understand and to characterise aquifers and the water table. Doing so allows you to record changes to normal levels which can then be investigated. Besides Aquifer characterisation there are many other applications where precise water level measurement is required:
- Stream, lake and river water level management
- Hydraulic conductivity / Slug testing
- Coastal tide and harbour variation measurement
- Long term ground water level monitoring
- Construction and mine water level management
- Storm water and wetlands research