September 7, 2022
Planting 51 Trees Speeds Up Toluene Cleanup Efforts: High-Res Groundwater Monitoring Tracks its Success
The site of a unique research project headed by the University of Guelph Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Group is being aided by the installation of Solinst 615ML Multilevel Drive-Point Piezometers. The Multilevel Piezometers will be used to take vapour samples during the study, which is to evaluate the use of trees as a viable tool for cleaning up toluene contamination in a fractured bedrock aquifer.
Read more about the plant-assisted attenuation process in our ON THE LEVEL Blog:
January 19, 2022
New Dedicated Well Cap for the Solinst 12V Submersible Pump now Available!
For long-term monitoring projects and to avoid cross-contamination or decontamination between wells, a 2" well cap assembly is available for dedicated deployment of the 12V Pump. The well cap features quick-connect tubing fittings and an access hole to fit a Solinst Water Level Meter or Levelogger. The 12V Submersible Pump provides an efficient means of purging and obtaining groundwater samples from 2" OD wells. The compact pump can sample from depths of 36.5 m (120 ft) below ground surface, with continuous flow rates up to 13.5 L/min (3.6 US gpm) in shallow applications.
To learn more about the Solinst Model 415 12V Submersible pump, visit:
December 14, 2021
NEW Power Winder: Save Time and Effort in the Field with this Simple Tool
The NEW 101 Power Winder provides both convenience and ease of use for all Solinst reel-mounted devices. The Power Winder is lightweight and easy to attach to small, medium and large Solinst reel frames, and is simple to adjust to fit other Water Level Meters in the market. It is designed to allow effortless winding of longer lengths of tape, cable and tubing. The Power Winder uses a standard power drill or driver to operate – use at a low speed setting for precise level measurements. The Power Winder is simple to remove and use with multiple meters, but is ideal for dedicating to one reel.
To learn more about the 101 Power Winder, visit:
November 24, 2021
NEW 12V Submersible Pump Provides High Purge Rates & Easy-To-Adjust Flow
The NEW Solinst Model 415 12V Submersible Pump provides an efficient means of purging and obtaining groundwater samples from 2" OD monitoring wells. The short (nominal 6"), compact pump can sample from depths of 36.5 m (120 ft) below ground surface. It is very easy to adjust the continuous flow rates, up to 13.5 L/min (3.6 US gpm) in shallow applications, using the 12V Pump Controller's single dial. The Solinst 12V Submersible Pump is ideal for sampling when using the 3 well volume protocol, or for use when performing constant head tests in high K (hydraulic conductivity) environments.
To learn more about the Solinst Model 415 12V Submersible pump, visit:
November 10, 2021
Introducing a Mini Version of the Solinst Low Pressure Pneumatic Packer
Solinst has released a Mini version of the Model 800 Low Pressure Pneumatic Packer! The 800M Mini Packer is 1 ft in length and is designed to fit in nominal 2" OD monitoring wells to temporarily isolate discrete zones for groundwater monitoring and sampling applications – available as a single and straddle packer setup. Its small, lightweight (1.2 lbs) design means minimal weight is added when connecting to Solinst pumps for isolated low flow groundwater sampling. The 800M is ideal for conducting falling head tests, and useful when multiple, shorter intervals need to be isolated for aquifer testing.
To learn more about the new 800M Mini Low Pressure Pneumatic Packers, visit:
October 15, 2021
New Software & Firmware Release Enhances LevelSender 5 Telemetry
Solinst has released a new version of LevelSender Software and Firmware, allowing new and current LevelSender 5 Telemetry Systems (built after November 2020) to take advantage of some new great features! Enhancements include activating the internal barometer for automatic compensated water level data reports, the ability to set up high and low-level alarms, the option to export data via FTP to your database, and more. These advancements are in addition to our other recent update to a 4G modem and ready-for-the-field SIM Card option with low-cost Solinst managed data plans.
To learn more about all the new features offered with LevelSender Software Version 1.2.0 and Firmware Version 2.002, visit:
September 28, 2021
NEW Rugged Data Transfer Device Provides Instant Water Level Readings
The NEW Model 4001 Solinst Readout Unit (SRU) is a rugged, handheld device designed to connect to a deployed Solinst datalogger and display instant water level readings.
It allows a real-time monitoring session to be viewed and saved – independent of the dataloggers internal logging mode. A built-in barometer provides the option of real-time water level readings that are automatically compensated. The real-time logging is a convenient way to view and log reading during an aquifer test.
The SRU can check the status of a datalogger's battery and memory while in the field. It is also a data download and storage device. It has a robust memory to save multiple log files. Saved real-time and log files are transferred to a PC and opened using Levelogger Software.
For more information on the SRU, please visit:
September 1, 2021
Plug and Play 4G LevelSender 5 Telemetry with Built-in SIM Card
Solinst has released a 4G version of our LevelSender 5 telemetry system, featuring a Solinst SIM card that is activated and preinstalled before shipping to you! The LevelSender 5 is set up for you in advance, simplifying the programming and installation process—it truly is a plug and play solution for remote water level monitoring.
The Solinst SIM Card gives you access to wider network coverage, as it scans multiple service providers automatically selecting the strongest signal for your location. Eliminate frustrations with other service providers and set up a low-cost, competitive data-only plan managed and billed directly through Solinst—never overpay for unused data again!
For more information on the LevelSender 5 4G with SIM Card, visit:
August 25, 2021
Bladder Pump Helps Monitor Groundwater Contamination Near A Busy Port
Groundwater consulting company GEOSS has taken the lead in an ongoing project to monitor the potential impacts of the aboveground activities on groundwater resources in the Saldana Bay area in Western Cape, South Africa.
GEOSS needed equipment to handle sampling for VOCs at potentially contaminated locations in narrow diameter boreholes. Based on their requirements, they selected a 1" diameter Bladder Pump in a portable sampling setup, which they use to take up to 30 groundwater samples each week.
To read more about this sampling project, check out our ON THE LEVEL Blog: https://www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/groundwater-sampling/low-flow-groundwater-sampling/bladder-pump-helps-monitor-groundwater-contamination-near-a-busy-port/
August 17, 2021
NEW Model 615 ML Multilevel Drive-Point Piezometer
Solinst is pleased to announce the addition of a multilevel drive-point system to our line of high-resolution vertical profiling tools.
The Model 615 ML Multilevel Drive-Point Piezometer system can provide several monitoring zones in one drive location. The 615 ML Ports have a dual barbed stem that allows the connection of either 3/8" OD or 1/4" OD tubing to create up to 3 or 6 monitoring zones, respectively. The 615 ML Multilevel System is installed using extensions and a Manual Slide Hammer, similar to standard 615 installations, for high-resolution vertical groundwater or soil gas profiling.
To learn more about this simple, inexpensive and effective option to create multiple monitoring points in one shallow installation, visit:
July 8, 2021
Building Knowledge to Ensure Climate Change Readiness
Detailed water monitoring and planning are required to ensure that communities relying on surface water resources are protected from future climate change impacts. Significant weather and hydrologic events in the north Kootenay Lake area of British Columbia, Canada spurred citizens in the region to start taking an active role in preparing for a changing climate.
This community concern led to the establishment of the Kootenay Watershed Science (KWS) – a community-driven project that has taken the lead in understanding how climate change will impact the small and medium-sized watersheds in their region.
Read more about this program, and how they are using Leveloggers, in our latest blog post: https://www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/kootenay-watershed-science-climate-change-readiness/
June 2, 2021
NEW Deep Water Discrete Interval Sampler Reaches 1200 m
Solinst Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of the Model 425-D Deep Sampling Discrete Interval Sampler for sampling groundwater or open water bodies from submerged depths as much as 1200 m (4000 ft). The 425-D Deep Sampling Discrete Interval Sampler obtains representative samples from a specific zone without the need for purging. The stainless steel sampler is connected to LDPE tubing, mounted on a convenient reel. The sealed sampler is pressurized at depth allowing water to enter. The sampler is vented and sealed before retrieval to surface, maintaining sample integrity.
More information about the new Model 425-D Deep Sampling Discrete Interval Sampler.
March 23, 2021
Introducing the NEW Solinst 104 Sonic Water Level Meter
Get a depth to static water level reading in seconds using the NEW Solinst Model 104 Sonic Water Level Meter! The Solinst Sonic Water Level Meter is a portable, acoustic ranging instrument designed to simply and quickly provide measurements down to 600 m (2000 ft), without the need to lower equipment down a well. Ideal for straight, crooked, narrow, hard to access or contaminated wells. The Solinst Sonic Water Level Meter is supplied with a plastic disc for covering larger well openings and a convenient Solinst Field Bag.
For more information on the 104 Solinst Sonic Water Level Meter, visit: https://www.solinst.com/products/level-measurement-devices/104-sonic-water-level-meter/104.php
December 9, 2020
New Portable Field Tables For Your Environmental Monitoring Sites
To help keep your equipment organized in the field, Solinst now offers two types of convenient Field Tables to use at any of your environmental monitoring sites. The tables are useful for keeping your instruments off the ground and provide a clean, dry, sturdy, and flat surface to deploy and store your field tools on.
The Well-mount Field Table hooks directly to your standard groundwater monitoring well – it's like an extra hand in the field. It's ideal for supporting Water Level Meters and provides a spot to jot down your well measurements. The Stand-alone Field Table provides a larger surface area, and has adjustable legs to suit your height requirements. It's handy to have on site for groundwater sampling projects or well installations.
Both Field Tables are foldable, compact, lightweight, and easy to transport and come with their own carry bags. These field accessories can be added to any Solinst equipment order and shipped right to your site if needed.
To learn more, visit: https://www.solinst.com/products/field-equipment/880-field-table/field-table.php
October 14, 2020
Water Level Data Helps to Understand the Effects of Climate Change on Alpine Lakes
The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their "exceptional natural beauty".
They are known for their scenic mountain peaks, meadows, canyons, caves, hot springs, and glaciers. Their pristine alpine lakes also draw millions of visitors to the parks each year.
But as we hear so often…due to the effects of climate change, these spectacular alpine lakes may also be changing.
Janet Fischer and Mark Olson, professors in the Biology Department at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, are leading a research project where Solinst Leveloggers are being used to monitor alpine lakes in Banff and Yoho National Parks to help study the effects of climate change.
Read more about their research in our latest blog post: https://www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/climate-change-on-alpine-lakes/
September 1, 2020
Solinst Canada Introduces NEW Levelogger 5
Solinst Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of their 5th generation Levelogger!
Bringing over 20 years of engineering and design experience with it, everything about the NEW Levelogger 5 is focused on providing high-quality, reliable water level datalogger with the accuracy and ease-of-use expected from Solinst.
The Levelogger 5 features a more robust design, with double-sealed housing construction using high-grade 316 stainless steel. A PFAS-free corrosion-resistant coating, inside and out, provides extra protection.
A redesigned optical interface offers improved datalogger connectivity with communication accessories and Solinst Levelogger Software. An increased memory of 150,000 sets of water level and temperature readings allows for longer, uninterrupted monitoring applications and higher resolution data with more frequent readings.
New tools for convenient in-field communication, including the Field Reader 5, are backwards compatible with previous generation Leveloggers simply by using an Adaptor. An Adaptor is also available for Levelogger 5 dataloggers to work with your existing accessories.
For more information about the new Model 3001 Levelogger 5, please visit: https://www.solinst.com/levelogger/
July 15, 2020
Establishing a Real-Time Groundwater Observatory Network in California
The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group at UC Davis established a low-cost, open source network of on-demand aquifer monitoring sites with the help of Solinst LevelSender telemetry systems. Currently, ten LevelSender systems provide groundwater level data to the South American Subbasin Groundwater Observatory. The online Groundwater Observatory allows researchers, water managers, and all stakeholders to access up-to-date water level data. This database better equips those in the region to make appropriate decisions on groundwater management.
To read more about the project, visit the Solinst ON THE LEVEL blog: https://www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/establishing-a-real-time-groundwater-observatory-network-in-a-california-subbasin/
February 13, 2020
New Cable Upgrade for the Solinst 102 Water Level Meter
The Solinst Model 102 Water Level Meter has a new narrow cable featuring a heavy-duty polyurethane jacket. The upgraded cable is extremely durable, with extra abrasion-resistance and flexibility. The yellow cable is distinctly laser-marked each millimeter or every 1/100 ft, offering more visibility in the field. Both the standard 102 and 102M Mini Water Level Meters have the option of a narrow P4 (4 mm diameter) or weighted P10 (10 mm diameter) probe.
To learn more, visit: https://www.solinst.com/products/level-measurement-devices/102-water-level-indicator/
February 12, 2020
New Video Posted: Well Casing & Depth Indicator Dual-Function Probe
The Solinst 105 Well Casing & Depth Indicator features a unique dual-function probe.
Check out our latest YouTube video that shows you how the probe detects metal well casing and measures total well depth: https://youtu.be/krWlf7iYrd8
January 22, 2020
Water Level Data Critical For Successful Coastal Wetland Restoration
Over 90 per cent of historical coastal wetlands in South Central California have been lost due to development — one such area is the former upper arms of the Devereux Slough. A huge restoration project is aiming to restore 100 acres of this land back to its natural state, including over 40 acres of wetland! See how The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at UCSB is using Levelogger data to track, monitor, and ultimately provide insight on the impacts and success of this major wetland restoration effort.
Read the article in our On The Level Blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/water-level-data-wetland-restoration/