Posts Categorized: Blog

Seeing something odd in your Wellntel groundwater data?

Wellntel owners play a key role in helping Wellntel’s technology to get smarter and more accurate. If, for example, you see a reading in your groundwater level chart that just doesn’t seem right — it looks to be outside of a trend or indicates a measurement that seems illogical (as with the measurement highlighted below)… Read more »

Measuring Lake Levels with Wellntel

Wellntel is measuring water level changes in McKinley Marina, a mooring basin within Milwaukee Harbor on Lake Michigan.  The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, a not-for-profit community based sailing organization, is hosting Wellntel and providing access to the marina and supporting the Wellntel sensor platform. Monitoring lake levels is a new area for Wellntel. While we… Read more »

Wellntel Sentinel Sites Will Inform the National Groundwater Discussion

Wellntel is building strong relationships with research and education organizations around the country to support and strengthen rich groundwater science. Inspired by these growing partnerships, Wellntel is starting to craft a new program we are calling “Wellntel Sentinel Sites”. Sentinel sites will be research, education, and other science and groundwater stewardship organizations such as university programs,… Read more »

What can Wellntel tell me about my groundwater pumping?

Wellntel Pump Cycling

Out of the box, Wellntel provides static water level insight to well owners. With the installation of the Pump Performance Kit (PPK), Wellntel adds the capability to sense pumping events and help well owners get a feel for how often, and how long, their pump operates. Since pumps have a finite life, this information can… Read more »

Wellntel Welcomes Joe the Science Guy

Joe Fillingham. Image source: UW Milwaukee, School of Freshwater Sciences

Wellntel is thrilled to welcome Joseph Fillingham to the team! Joe has successfully defended his dissertation and will receive a PhD in Freshwater Ecosystem Dynamics from the University of Wisconsin, School of Freshwater Sciences this May. Joe also has an MS in Atmospheric Science and has worked as a Program Analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Joe will be Science… Read more »

How Easy is Wellntel?

How Easy is Wellntel?

Learn how to install and start using a Wellntel Home Kit on a domestic or small farm groundwater well with a common well seal. Anyone can do it!  

Wellntel information improves groundwater science

While the need for more information about groundwater grows, methods or plans to get it have lagged far behind for decades. And while computer models become more powerful every day, verifiably accurate observations to confirm and improve them are expensive and time consuming when you can’t see the resource, as is the case with groundwater…. Read more »

The rise of watertech

The Wall Street Journal is starting to take note of innovations in water technology and business models that will lead to new value and sustainability, mentioning Wellntel, among other ImagineH2O portfolio firms, today. The rise of #water #tech! IH2O portfolio companies featured in WSJ today. @GetWaterSmart @Wellntel @UciliaWang http://t.co/9uCb0xRRVU — Imagine H2O (@ImagineH2O) May 19, 2014… Read more »

California Groundwater Stress Confirmed

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s drought response, the California Department of Water Resources has conducted new research and issued a new report documenting the impact of drought on groundwater resources and water wells in California. It’s worth noting that Wellntel pilot program participants are tracking these trends in realtime and are using what they… Read more »

The basic dynamics of groundwater

This terrific image by Carsten Egestal Thuesen at GEUS shows the basic dynamics of groundwater, including the impacts of topology and pumping, “layers” of water, from the unconfined to deeper “confined” layers, and the time it takes for groundwater resources to flow and replenish. Read more in the Ground Water and Surface Water: A Single Resource,… Read more »