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/
December 03, 2019
New Peristaltic Pump Battery Holder Provides Added Convenience
Solinst has introduced a new accessory for the 410 Peristaltic Pump that allows you to connect a 12V battery right to the assembly. The 12V Battery Holder is ideal for those requiring portability for short-term sampling applications.
The ergonomically designed holder features a handle that keeps the pump balanced even with the added battery. The 12V Battery Holder can be attached to your existing pump without any tools. This addition makes the 410 Peristaltic Pump even more convenient for your groundwater sampling projects.
To learn more about this handy pump accessory, visit: www.solinst.com/products/groundwater-samplers/410-peristaltic-pumps/
November 18, 2019
NEW Solinst Model 105 Well Casing & Depth Indicator
Solinst is excited to release the NEW 105 Well Casing & Depth Indicator. The Model 105 signals the detection of metal well casing and includes a ground sensor to determine the well bottom. Both of these functions are enabled without having to switch probes. Depths are read from durable Solinst laser marked flat tape – lengths to 2000 ft (600 m).
The Well Casing & Depth Indicator is a must-have tool for drillers and hydrogeologists. It is useful when determining where metal casing starts and ends in new or existing well constructions, installing packers or other downhole instruments, and simply measuring total well depth.
To learn more about the NEW Model 105 Well Casing & Depth Indicator, visit: www.solinst.com/products/level-measurement-devices/105-well-casing-depth-indicator/105.php
October 30, 2019
Levelogger Data Collected from the Deepest Caves on Earth
Lithuanian speleologists (cavers) are using Solinst Leveloggers to collect water level data from some of the deepest caves on Earth! Between 2008 and 2012, cavers completed four expeditions to the Krubera Cave—the world's deepest. During these treks, Leveloggers were deployed and water level data collected in order to better understand the hydrodynamics of these under-explored environments.
Read about their most recent expedition to Sarma Cave, the world's third deepest, where two more Leveloggers were installed: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/levelogger-data-collected-from-the-deepest-caves-on-earth/
September 11, 2019
Leveloggers Helping to Establish Long-Term Flood Data Collection Method
With flood events and destructive downpours intensifying—much of which can be attributed to climate change—the need for more detailed flood data is growing. The USGS Arizona Water Science Center is one agency working to establish new methods for recording accurate, long-term flood data to facilitate sounder decisions.
Solinst Leveloggers are being used to help develop the Continuous Slope-Area (CSA) method. The CSA method involves setting up a stretch where continuous water level data is collected in a stream. The data recorded by the Leveloggers provide complete flood hydrographs, which are then used to calculate discharge during the rise and fall of floodwaters.
Read more about the field trials and results in our blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/leveloggers-help-establish-flood-data-collection-method/
June 4, 2019
The Importance of Measuring Drawdown
Learn how, when used together, the Solinst Levelogger and 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter provide a solution for obtaining fundamental aquifer test data – while also saving you time. Read our blog post and see how simple it is to use these tools to collect accurate water level and drawdown data. Also read about the importance of drawdown readings for various types of aquifer tests.
To check out the blog post, visit: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/the-importance-of-measuring-drawdown/
May 8, 2019
Packer Tests and Transient Hydraulic Tomography in India
Students at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad are taking part in a transient hydraulic tomography project at an Experimental Hydrogeological Park. Their study includes several sequential cross-hole hydraulic tests, including slug tests and pumping tests. Solinst pneumatic packers are being used to isolate the multiple discrete groundwater zones required for the hydraulic tests. The aim is to obtain the spatial distribution of hydraulic parameters (hydraulic conductivity and storage) to map large fractures and highly conductive zones in the Park's crystalline rock aquifer.
To read more about the Experimental Hydrogeological Park and how Solinst provided hands-on support for the project, read the full story in our ON THE LEVEL blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/groundwater-sampling/packer-tests-and-transient-hydraulic-tomography-in-india/
March 6, 2019
Solinst is hiring!
We are currently looking to fill positions in our Sales and R&D Departments.
Check out our Careers page for the full postings: www.solinst.com/careers/
January 22, 2019
High-Resolution Groundwater Data Proves Value of CMT Systems in Botlek Area
The Botlek area of Rotterdam, Netherlands is a highly industrialized zone. Due to emissions from local factories, an emphasis has been put on groundwater contamination studies. Spectrasens, exclusive distributor of Solinst in the Netherlands, proposed Solinst CMT Multilevel Monitoring Systems to help gather high-resolution groundwater data. A pilot project was approved to go ahead in September 2016 and included the installation of thirty CMT wells. After preliminary monitoring results, all are very pleased with the performance of the CMT wells and the high-resolution subsurface data they provide. Subsequently, the second round of CMT Systems has been ordered.
Read our full blog post at: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/groundwater-sampling/multilevel-monitoring/high-resolution-groundwater-data-proves-value-of-cmt-systems-in-botlek-area/
January 8, 2019
Solinst LevelSender Telemetry Aids Agriculture & Water Quality Research
Researchers at Ag-Canada have recently added Solinst LevelSender Telemetry to three of their water quality monitoring stations. Each station is installed in a different type of waterway, such as a river or small roadside stream.
LevelSender Telemetry regularly sends water level and rainfall data collected from remote Levelogger and Rainlogger dataloggers, to a central database without having to visit the sites. The collected water level data is used to determine discharge measurements, which helps towards their goal of better understanding the quantity and quality of surface water through time in agricultural regions of Canada.
To read more about how Ag-Canada is using the data to help Canadian agriculture producers, read our full blog post at: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/solinst-levelsender-telemetry-aids-agriculture-water-quality-research/