Posts Tagged: borehole well

Wellntel Matches Pressure Transducer Performance

Resulting comparison between Wellntel and Pressure Transducer shows very high correlation between instruments

In a side-by-side comparison with a combination pressure transducer and barometric pressure logger, Wellntel has shown that with proper calibration and “benchmarking,” Wellntel will deliver accuracy and precision on par with much more expensive and complicated instruments. Here are the results of a three-month study conducted by members of the South Benton County Community Groundwater Network,… Read more »

Wellntel’s Chuck Dunning presenting at the Annual Texas Groundwater Conference

Texas Groundwater Well

Wellntel will provide an invited presentation at the Annual Texas Groundwater Conference hosted by the American Ground Water Trust. The conference – titled Everything Aquifers and Groundwater Management – is co-sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board. The event brings together “engineers, scientist, planners, water-resource managers, agency professionals and attorneys to share up to date… Read more »

As central oversight lessens, neighbors take resilience into their own hands

A reach of the Little Plover River in the Central Sands area of Wisconsin

The need for continuous hydrological data is growing, while the ability of government agencies to collect and interpret these data is flat or declining. Photo from Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 111, full citation below * The responsibility for groundwater resource management is shifting from governments to citizens Recent legislation and legal rulings on… Read more »

Rainfall impacting groundwater levels in Central California

Wellntel: Rainfall vs groundwater level

Wellntel owners in central California are tracking the impacts of heavy rainfalls on groundwater levels in their wells. In a dramatic weather turn, the skies have opened up over an area that has suffered many months of drought. In Paso Robles, for example, there has been a total of seventeen inches of rainfall since October, with eleven of it… Read more »

What is a Community Wellntel Groundwater Network?

Installing a Wellntel system

You may have seen a tweet or a post about Wellntel Community Groundwater Networks, as opposed to just singular groundwater sensors. Wellntel networks are arrays of sensors in which the data from a few or many sensors can be assembled to answer questions about connections between supply and demand in an area or evaluate risk or opportunity. Groundwater scientists have… 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 »

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’s Groundwater Innovation Makes News, Again

Sue Luft, Wellntel pilot program participant and founder of Pro Water Equity, and Nick Hayes, CTO of Wellntel, were interviewed by the KPIX 6 o’clock news about the importance of groundwater information to people who depend on private wells, like homeowners, ranchers, farmers and growers. Read more about Wellntel’s Paso Robles Pilot program here.

Wellntel featured on Gigaom.com

Gigaom has run a feature article about Wellntel by Ucilia Wang, a freelance reporter who writes about renewables for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many others. Ucilia did an exceptional job of understanding what we are doing and the impact we’re having. The article, and some good pictures, is here: http://gigaom.com/2014/05/02/this-startup-is-using-sound-waves-to-help-manage-ground-water/.  

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 »