Monthly Archives: December 2015

Learn how Wellntel maps groundwater in hi-res, near realtime

Wellntel Sample Contours

Among other exciting announcements by Wellntel at the National Groundwater Association Expo this weekend, citizen scientists, groundwater professionals, water managers and hydrogeologists can see how burgeoning Wellntel networks can be used to spot trends, risks and opportunities in groundwater at an unparalleled resolution, and from any computer, tablet or smartphone. For example, during just the last 90 days, Wellntel sensors… Read more »

Groundwater Pumping Risk Featured in USA Today

USA Today Solutions

If you haven’t already seen it, the cover article, called ‘Pumped beyond limits, many U.S. aquifers in decline’ at USA Today is a meticulously researched, eye-opening piece about the rapidly declining state of the US’ and the world’s major aquifers, impact, and potential solutions. The first three solutions proposed are, in essence, Wellntel – and we make… Read more » goes mobile!

Wellntel Mobile 3

Today, 12/10/2015, received major upgrades to improve the customer and dealer experience. There are many new features to celebrate (too many to list in one blog post.) One of the most exciting, however, is that has gone mobile. If you login via a smart phone or tablet, you will be presented with a simple… Read more »

Very Shallow or Very Deep Water

Wellntel Factory Default Settings are designed for a range of water depths that are commonplace around the world: between about 50 and 400 feet to water. If you are aware that your well is shallower or deeper than that, take a minute to enter that distance on your well profile page during registration. (In fact,… Read more »

A Sounding Tube is in the Well

Wellntel can be configured to work through common sounding tubes, and indeed, they are usually a solution to other conditions. But sounding tubes themselves may require special calibrations and hardware adaptations. It is important to make sure that sounding tubes are well vented. A factory technician may also suggest alternative sensor placement, special sounding tube… Read more »

Variable Frequency Drive runs the Pump

Sometimes the presence of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) can create noise conditions in the wall that interfere with Wellntel’s signal. In some rare cases, a VFD can create a pattern of mixed results. First, make sure to install the PPK included in your +Pump Wellntel Kit. Second, a Wellntel technician may recommend higher or lower… Read more »

Milled Slot in Casing Pipe

Where there is “milled slot” or a perforated casing seeping gravel or sand, caverns can form outside of the casing. These structures can attenuate or degrade signals. How can you tell? Your well construction report will tell you, and if you’re not sure how to read it, feel free to forward a copy to our… Read more »

Dry Cavern in a Fractured Rock Well

Where there are dry caverns or harsh fractured rock, it is best to mount Wellntel on an access port fitted to a sounding tube. In this case, the sounding tube contains the signal and enables successful readings. Wellntel recommends a sounding tube be installed by a qualified well servicer as a matter of practice in… Read more »

Sealed Well-cap or Insufficient Airflow in the Well

Insufficient venting will hobble a Wellntel sensor and damage done from the condition is not covered by warranty. Wellntel offers an optional 1/2” NPT tee fitting and sanitary vent that can provide air flow when none exists, or it is found to be insufficient for reliable readings.

Constrained Space at the Wellhead

When you don’t have room over the well cap (because it’s under your deck or front porch), Wellntel offers an optional long lead kit that allows the lower and upper units to be mounted separately: the lower can goes inside the well (or on the cap or seal if there is room) and the upper… Read more »