The Hamilton County Surveyors Office is seeking volunteers for the county’s three-year Water Availability Study. The study is being done by INTERA, the engineering firm employed by the county, and will monitor aquifer levels throughout the county in order to better understand the groundwater availability within the county. The overall goal is to not only understand the current water resources in the county but also to determine ways to improve the long-term availability of water in the county, thus ensuring Hamilton County has a sustainable source of water into the future.
An important part of this work is the implementing a groundwater water data network by partnering with county landowners. This network involves the addition of a water level sensor to volunteer landowner wells in order to remotely measure the groundwater fluctuations in that area. This network will be the first county based real time groundwater information system in Indiana. The monitoring system uses next-generation acoustic sensor technology to turn residential, agricultural, industrial and irrigation wells into real-time monitoring networks. The sensor attaches to the top of the well and does not interfere with the function of the well.
The county is looking for volunteers interested in having their well outfitted with a real-time sensor to add their water data to the groundwater network. The installation is free and the data will contribute valuable information to the study. Landowners who choose to do so will be provided personalized access to your well’s water level data through time. If interested please reach out to the Hamilton County Surveyors Office at 317-776-8495 or email at email@example.com.