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Technology Transfer Opportunities: Automated Ground-Water Monitoring

Fact Sheet 112-97

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Abstract

Introduction A new automated ground-water monitoring system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) measures and records values of selected water-quality properties and constituents using protocols approved for manual sampling. Prototypes using the automated process have demonstrated the ability to increase the quantity and quality of data collected and have shown the potential for reducing labor and material costs for ground-water quality data collection. Automation of water-quality monitoring systems in the field, in laboratories, and in industry have increased data density and utility while reducing operating costs. Uses for an automated ground-water monitoring system include, (but are not limited to) monitoring ground-water quality for research, monitoring known or potential contaminant sites, such as near landfills, underground storage tanks, or other facilities where potential contaminants are stored, and as an early warning system monitoring groundwater quality near public water-supply wells.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Technology Transfer Opportunities: Automated Ground-Water Monitoring
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
112-97
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Massachusetts-Rhode Island Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.