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Hydrometric Network Management Using Remote Water Level Monitoring
By: CAS Dataloggers
CAS DataLoggers provided the remote water level monitoring solution to a Pacific Northwest county's municipal water authority to capture data from storage reservoirs, surface, and groundwater sources. The project required the installation of a new telemetry data acquisition system to handle routine data collection for improved data quality, regulatory compliance, and daily information on water resource operations. Originally, technicians were looking at another data logger manufacturer but learned that their main products had no remote monitoring capability, so they contacted CAS DataLoggers for a time-saving solution.
The county installed a DataTaker DT90L Telemetry data logger at each site under monitoring. These loggers are ideal for general water and river level monitoring, pump status monitoring, boreholes with multiple piezometer tubes, weather stations and tipping bucket rain gauges. This setup consists of several sites across the county, each with a DT90 performing periodic data collection. The DT90 is factory-configured using data acquisition cards for different combinations of up to 8 analog inputs together with 3 digital inputs, allowing them to connect with water level sensors and rain gauges in this application.
The DT90L's sealed connectors allowed technicians to install them without needing to open the box. Each data logger is housed in a rugged aluminum enclosure rated at IP67 with its input port connectors and caps secured. This ensures maximum protection against hostile environmental hazards such as water, dirt, dust, and moisture.
Utilizing GSM, the dataTaker environmental data loggers automatically deliver their data directly to the utility manager's desktop every Monday morning with scheduled daily capture and alarm features, reducing the frequency and costs of site visits.
DataTaker provides a convenient Windows-based software package for use with the DT90L and configuration and deployment is simple and intuitive. dataTaker Live is a versatile cloud service that makes collecting, monitoring analyzing, sharing, and storing information easy.
The Pacific Northwest county realized many benefits after installing the DT90L
remote water level monitoring system:
CAS Dataloggers and dataTaker are proven to be robust and low-cost data logging and telemetry solutions for the county's environmental application. Easy to use, the DT90 data loggers have the remote monitoring capability that the lead competitor doesn't, saving the county substantial amounts of time and travel.
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