Prototype Dip Well Sensors Installed

A week after the first dip-wells were sunk the new prototype ground water monitoring sensors were installed by a team of scientists from Liverpool John Moores University (JMU).

JMU Scientists
JMU team arrive at Bob McCann's (second from left) house to install sensor equipment.

The group contaned a mix of scientific disciplines including, Climate Scientists, Geologists, Soil Scientists, Programmers and Engineers working together to gain a better understanding about what is happening beneath our feet!

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Ground Breaking Ground Water Study!

A new way of monitoring ground water is being trialed by Formby Floodwatch.  Group members Bob McCann, Derek Baxter and project leader Dr David Jordan, of John Moores University (JMU) who invented the new sensor, will be the first to test the system before a wider roll out of the scheme this Autumn.

The project uses a simple but innovative robust design for the dip-wells, water level sensors and telemetry, using equipment that can be readily obtain all over the globe. Allowing the system to be replicated easily particularly in parts of the world that have more limited access to technology.  

Today (21st July 2017) saw the installation of the first wells, lined with 11cm diameter plastic pipe, with the water level sensor and data sending unit to be attached in a weeks time.

 Installation Kit
Sefton Council's Andy Martin prepares the hole boring tools

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