Water Level Draw Down Meter

Water Level Draw Down Meter

It makes accurate depth measurements in wells, boreholes, standpipes and tanks

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Makes accurate depth measurements in wells, boreholes, standpipes and tanks. 

Water Level DrawDown Meter Applications

  • Measuring depth to water in wells, boreholes, standpipes and tanks
  • Monitoring drawdown during:
    • Low flow groundwater sampling
    • Well development and purging
    • Dewatering applications
    • Pumping, slug, hydraulic conductivity, step and other aquifer/well tests

Water Level DrawDown Meter Features

  • Both static water level and drawdown modes in one Meter
  • One convenient toggle makes it easy to switch between two functions
  • Uses very durable, accurately laser marked flat tape
  • Tape lengths up to 5000 ft. (1500 m)
  • Replacement tapes are interchangeable with other Meters
  • Has the same robust, submersible probe as the 101 P7 Water Level Meter

Operating Principles

The device uses a corrosion resistant stainless steel probe connected to clearly marked flat tape, fitted on a well-designed reel. It is powered by a standard 9 volt battery.

In water level mode, when the zero point on the probe enters water, an electronic circuit is completed, activating the buzzer and light. The depth to water is then read off the tape. In drawdown mode, the circuit is reversed— the buzzer and light are triggered when the probe is in air.

The battery test button can check the circuit in both water level and drawdown modes. The on/off sensitivity control allows the buzzer to be turned down in cascading water and ensures a clear signal in high and low conductivity conditions.

Laser Marked Flat Tape

The 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter uses corrosion and chemical-resistant flat tape. The tape is non-stretch and high in tensile strength. The thick dog bone design prevents adherence to wet surfaces and allows the tape to hang straight. It is also easy to repair and splice. The 10 mm (3/8") tape comes with permanent laser markings each millimeter or every 1/100 ft, in lengths up to 1500 m (5000 ft).

LM2: Feet and tenths: with markings every 1/100 ft

LM3: Meters and centimeters: with markings every mm

Water Level DrawDown Probe

The 101D uses the same probe as the 101 P7 Water Level Meter, which is submersible the full length of the tape.

The sensor at the tip of the probe provides consistent measurements with almost zero displacement. A protective shroud is included on the probe. The tape seal plug design allows the probe to be quickly and easily replaced if required.

Tape Guide/Datum

A tape guide is provided with each Meter to prevent damage to the tape from rough edges. It also ensures easy, consistent measurements regardless of who takes readings. It can also provide support for hanging small reels on the casing. 


With a well-balanced frame, comfortable carrying handle, and handy probe holder, the standard reels are ergonomic and easy to use. They are sturdy and smooth running. The battery is housed in an easy-access drawer in the front of the reel for quick replacement. The reels are equipped with an on/off sensitivity switch, Water Level/Draw Down switch, light, buzzer, battery test button, brake and a tape guide stored on the frame.

Power Winder

The Solinst Model 101 Power Winder allows ease of use when deploying longer lengths of tape. It is lightweight and simple to attach to the frame of your Water Level DrawDown Meter (see Model 101 Power Winder Data Sheet). A standard drill provides power, which turns the rollers that are in contact with the reel.
The drill is used at various speeds, in forward and reverse, to turn the reel and unwind and rewind the tape.

Operating temperature of reel:-20°C to +50°C
Submerged operating temperature (tape/probe):-20°C to +80°C
Wetted materials (tape/probe):PVDF, Santoprene, Delrin, Viton, 316 stainless steel
Probe pressure rating:Submersible to 1000 ft. (300 m)
Probe weight:~4.5 ounces (128 g)
Probe size:5/8" dia., 5.38" long (16 mm x 137 mm)
Reel IP rating:IP64 (dust and splash proof)