Water Quality Monitoring for the Groundwater Monitoring Industry

There are many reasons why you might want to conduct testing or water quality monitoring of groundwater. For example, you might wish to undertake groundwater modelling for a particular area to understand aquifer hydraulics. Parameters such as rhodamine are used to understand the movement of water underground. Groundwater testing would also be used to examine the effects, if any, of human activities. Leachate from landfill can find its way into groundwater, as can fertilisers from agriculture. Monitoring groundwater quality can identify the existence of a pollutant in order to mitigate any possible harmful effects.

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