"The Metasphere units are working very well, allowing crucial flow data to be retrieved to satisfy regulatory compliance for the water companies and the Environment Agencies in both England and Scotland"
Karl Bambynek, Siris Environmental Ltd
Undetected changes in rivers and streams can often have disastrous effects. Poisoning, loss of wildlife, drought and flooding are huge concerns and timely detection can be highly challenging. The two main reasons for monitoring water levels are for the monitoring of water resources, for example when issuing abstraction licenses or monitoring for flood protection.
Without adequate automated monitoring, delays to potential flood warning information is dramatically increased, reducing the amount of time affected individuals have to react.
Without monitoring it is difficult to accurately control the amount of water abstracted for drinking water or irrigation, which could lead to droughts and endanger wildlife.
There are many different ways to provide river level monitoring, but the ideal solution is one that can be easily tailored to meet the site-specific and end-user needs. The Point Colour range was designed to be easy-to-configure, to meet the exact needs of the level monitoring application concerned.
HOW DOES THE METASPHERE
Metasphere's range of river monitoring solutions are based on tried-and-tested best-of-breed sensors for the application and environment in which the solution is being deployed. These include: the integration of ultrasonic level sensors, submersible pressure, and radar and flow sensors.
The standard configuration of each system can be further customised to meet the needs of the application, environment and site-specific conditions, using Metasphere's dedicated, easy-to-use configuration tool.
Instant access to measurement and alarm data is available 24/7 through our Palette data service. Monitoring data can be viewed in real-time, or as a graph to identify trends. Near-real-time automated alerts can be sent via text or email, when measurement parameters exceed customer predefined limits, allowing users to respond to critical information in a timely manner.