Monitoring water levels can have numerous environmental benefits and is a popular measurement for a number of different industries and organisations. Below we will discuss some of the common applications water level monitoring devices, as well as some of the valuable insights that recording this can reveal. (more…)Read More
Why You Should Monitor Groundwater?
What is groundwater?
Groundwater is water that is stored below the earth’s surface. When rain or other sources of water come into contact with the ground, the majority of it travels below the surface. Though much of this moisture is then absorbed by plants or returned to the atmosphere (through infiltration), some water will travel deeper beneath the surface – where it reaches and saturates a rock level. This level is called the water table. Once it reaches this level, the water will slowly flow until it reaches a point of dispersal, such as the sea or a river.Read More
5 Common questions about fluoride in water
Fluoride in water can be both naturally occurring, or artificially added. In the latter case, this is usually with the objective of aiding oral hygiene in populated areas. Because of its controlled addition in many water systems around the world, it has become associated with a number of different controversies, myths and confusion.
Whether you are interested in monitoring fluoride in water, or simply want to know more about how the ionic compound affects those who consume it, we have included answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.Read More
Chemical runoff is a major source of water pollution. It occurs when there is more water than land can absorb. In extreme cases, the excess flow of liquid can cause irreversible damage to everything in its path. However, with regular monitoring, the worst case scenario can be prevented. (more…)Read More
What should we expect for winter weather in 2017/18?
It has been a difficult few years in the UK when it comes to predicting and managing the weather. Between having the hottest June for more than 40 years, to record level floods, the rapidly changing weather has caused a myriad of issues for people living in the country – and has made predicting the weather more important than ever. With this in mind, these are the current predictions for the 2017/18 winter period. Bear in mind that these are just predictions based on current knowledge (at time of writing), and are subject to change.Read More
Water quality can mean different things to different people and therefore depends on what standard of quality one is looking for, for example, water may be fine for fish to live in but lack the quality required for human consumption.
To measure the quality of water accurately, tests are carried out to identify several key indicators. These characteristics are then compared to numeric standards and guidelines in order to decide if the water is suitable for a particular purpose. The assessment of the quality of water can be divided into three categories; biological, chemical, and physical. (more…)Read More
“Water is the driving force of all nature;” so said Leonardo da Vinci. The survival of our planet depends on the availability of water and the condition that it is in. It is therefore vital to make sure that it is able to provide a hospitable environment for those that live in it, and is free from harmful levels of substances for those that drink it. (more…)Read More
Water pollutants can come in many different forms and can have dramatic impacts on fragile ecosystems and aquatic life.
There are a huge number of different sources of pollutants and each can have very different levels of harmfulness and environmental impact. In order to explain this further this article explains why water pollution is such an issue,