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Publications—Fact Sheet 122–98

Technology Transfer Opportunities: Automated Ground-Water Monitoring, A Proven Technology

By Kirk P. Smith and Gregory E. Granato

U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 122–98

This report is available in Portable Document Format (PDF):

FS 122–98 (53 KB)  – 2 pages


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed and tested an automated ground–water monitoring system that 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. Automated ground–water monitoring systems can be used to monitor known or potential contaminant sites, such as near landfills, underground storage tanks, or other facilities where potential contaminants are stored, to serve as early warning systems monitoring ground–water quality near public water–supply wells, and for ground–water quality research.

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Suggested Citation:
Smith, K.P., Granato, G.E., 1998, Technology Transfer Opportunities: Automated Ground–Water Monitoring, A Proven Technology: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 122–98, 2 p.

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USGS Massachusetts–Rhode Island Water Science Center
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Northborough, MA 01532

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