Posts Tagged: Groundwater information

What kind of radio range can I expect?

The 916Mz radios built into Wellntel Sensors and the Wellntel Gateway are designed to deliver reliable communications in most common rural residential yards and small farms and ranches. Both lab and field testing confirm an transmission range of about 2250 feet, through two common obstructions, like the building that houses the Gateway, uneven terrain, or a… Read more »

What to expect with your new Wellntel

After you’ve installed Wellntel and registered, login to my.wellntel.com, and you may see the first reading(s). When will I see my data? The sensor’s default settings have it scheduled to take a reading every 4 hours (we call this Timed Interval), and a series of readings when your pump runs and stops, so that you can… Read more »

How do I register my new Wellntel?

Follow this simple step-by-step guide to register your new Wellntel Groundwater Information System: Have your Getting Started card with your Serial Code nearby!

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 »

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 »

Read about Wellntel in Farm Journal Magazine

Farm Journal’s Chris Bennett has written a terrific piece about how groundwater information — specifically, insights about the supply side — benefits farmers. Traditionally, a technician must measure water levels using special equipment and then seal the well after taking a reading. That data is soon out of date. However, Wellntel is designed to tell… Read more »

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 »