Water/Wastewater Case Study: APG's Sensors at Logan City Utilities

Two APG PG10 digital pressure gauges mounted on the door of a deep well control cabinet with remote heads on associated pipingAs technical writer, most of my time is spent at a computer, whether I'm writing blog posts or editing datasheets and manuals. And while I do write quite a bit about how APG's sensors can be used and which sensors are the most advantageous in various settings, my experience is almost all theoretical. Until Kurtis Williams with Logan City Water and Waste Water agreed to show me where and how they use APG's sensors.

The Best Level Sensor For Deep Water Wells

submersible pressure transducer iconDrought conditions in the western U.S. are making water well monitoring a priority. It is now more important than ever to track this precious resource.

Monitoring water well levels can be challenging. Wells are often in remote areas where power is not available. Furthermore, while some wells are only 10 to 60 feet, there are many that are hundreds of feet deep. This eliminates many sensor choices.

But not all.

For water well level monitoring, and especially for the deep wells, we recommend our PT-500 submersible pressure transducers. These sensors work great for deep wells for a variety of reasons. They are simple and reliable, easy to install, and don’t require much power.

The Best Water Level Sensor for Deep Wells

Water level sensors in deep wells need a long cableMany water wells range in depth from 10 to 60 feet. However, other wells are drilled hundreds of feet deep! So when a customer needs a water level sensor in these deep wells, we recommend our submersible pressure transducer, the PT-500.

According to a market report published by *MarketsandMarkets.com, submersible pressure transducers are the favorite among water level sensors in the water and wastewater industry - and there's a reason. These water level sensors are...

Radio The Remote Water Level Sensor

remote water level sensorIn a rural northern Utah community, a water tank sits halfway up a mountain and is monitored in the valley below. How did they do this? This answer is not with three miles of cable. Instead, they used a remote water level sensor.

This particular tank is difficult to get to in the summer, and it’s completely inaccessible in the winter. To accommodate the need to monitor the water tank level, our friends at the small municipality installed line-of-sight radios.