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Geotech Mastehead

April 2015

It's Spring!
Time to wake up
your equipment!

Tips on how to have your equipment ready and fit for Spring

Ok, it maybe a bit early to talk spring in some locations, but not for sampling and monitoring ground and surface water.

We are referring to your equipment. The electronic gizmos sitting on your shelf collecting dust over the winter months. This is when we get most panicked calls about equipment not calibrating, turning on, or generally just being temperamental.

So, now is the time to think about equipment, not next month, not the month after, now!

Here is a list of pointers to help you find out if you have any issues now, so you can have them resolved prior to loading the truck or flying to the site. Checking things now will keep you from losing time and money in panicked overnight shipments for parts, calibrations, repairs, and possibly rental equipment to get you going when your stuff fails.

1. Turn It On:
Does it turn on? Does it need new batteries? Alkaline batteries left in equipment can off-gas over time, causing corrosion. Check them now.
If rechargeable, time to give it a good charge and test it out. Better to know now if that battery can hold a charge or if the charger is defunct.

2. O-Rings:
Yep, O-Rings! Any meter with submersible field changeable sensors are bound to have O-Rings to keep the water out of the connections. Take out the sensors, replace or re-silicone the O-rings (remember a little bit of silicone, just enough to make the O-ring sticky, not slippery). A word of warning; do not get silicone grease into the pins or actual contacts. You will do more harm than good!!

3. Sensor Check:
Water quality sensors such as pH and Dissolved Oxygen should be stored wet.

Never store in DI water! Never. Water is the “universal solvent”; DI water will kill sensors dead if they are left in it for a period of time. Clean with it, do not store with it!

pH storage solutions are available. In general, storing in pH 4 buffer solution is a safe bet, please check your manual!

Dissolved Oxygen (DO) sensors can typically be stored with a sponge or with just a small layer of water in the storage chamber that does not directly contact the sensor. A small piece of sponge holds water longer.


Spring Wake-up

4. Calibrate it Now:
Sure, you will have to calibrate again before you use it, but find out now if any sensors are out of whack, and if there are any that need repair or replacement. You will be glad you used Ground shipping now vs. Next Day Air shipping later.

5. Other Stuff to Check:

  1. Cables and connections – Any bent pins? Corrosion?

  2. Communication cables – Still got them? Test them out.

  3. Software – Any IT updates in your office knock your software out? Test.

  4. Firmware updates – These fix bugs with equipment so they can function better.

This is just a basic list, air quality instruments not used for a season will need the same love and attention as water quality instruments. If you use sampling pumps, time to break them out and give them a test, too. Remember, this equipment provides your data, which is what you are out there for – right!?

If you run into issues, call any of our convenient Sales and Service Center Locations:

  • DENVER 1-800-833-7958

  • CALIFORNIA NORTH 1-800-557-5325

  • CALIFORNIA SOUTH 1-800-295-5325

  • FLORIDA 1-800-304-5325

  • MICHIGAN 1-800-275-5325

  • NORTH CAROLINA 1-800-293-5325

  • TEXAS 1-800-276-5325

  • VERMONT 1-800-558-5325

  • WASHINGTON 1-800-314-5325

Let’s figure out what happened together!

Geotech Annual Field Days

Remember This Date!

June 25 & 26, 2015

7th Annual Field Days
at Geotech's corporate headquarters
2650 East 40th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80205

Sign-up early
and let us know your interests.

For more information about this event
and hotel accommodations

Geotech March 2015 Photo Competition Winner

Geotech March 2015 Photo Competition Winner

Walter Crane, a Field Technician for Hydrometrics, Inc., enjoys a view of the Beartooth Mountains in Montana while transferring water samples with a Geotech Geopump™ and Geotech dispos-a-filter capsule.

Past Photo Competition Winners
January 2015
January 2015 Photo Competition Winner

December 2014
December 2014 Photo Competition Winner

November 2014
November 2014 Photo Competition Winner

October 2014
October 2014 Photo Competition Winner

September 2014
September 2014 Photo Competition Winner

July 2014
July Photo 2014 Competition Winner

June 2014
June 2014 Winner

May 2014
May 2014 Winner

Enter the Geotech
Product Photo Competition!

Take a Picture

Win valuable prizes and have some fun taking
action shots of people using
Geotech brand equipment!
Take as many pictures as you like!
A $100 gift card will be awarded each month!
Winning photos will be published in
Geotech's monthly electronic newsletter
and on the web site.

What constitutes a winning photograph? We'll award points if your photo...

  • only shows Geotech equipment in use by real workers at real sites,
  • close-ups of the Geotech equipment,
  • equipment being used safely in observance of the health and safety procedures required
  • has companion photos showing as much of the site and surrounding area as possible (with site owner's permission, of course),
  • is well composed: nice framing, interesting background… extra points if the viewer can tell what type of project you were working on,
  • has an unusual twist or story: equipment being used overseas, of an interesting project, or for humanitarian purposes… wildlife or Mother Nature butting/intruding… the perfect shot at sunset, etc.
  • Digital photos only, in jpg or tiff formats, 2 MB or larger if possible.

Entering the competition is easy, go here to review the rules and guidelines and download the entry form. Every entry must be accompanied by a completed Geotech Photo Competition Entry Form.

The Geotech Vermont
Sales and Service Center
Moves Into Larger and
Newer Facility

Vermont Sales and Service Centere

25 Tigan Street, Suite 20
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: 1-800-558-5325
Local: 802-651-3050
Fax: 802-651-3051

Geotech is pleased to announce the move of its Vermont Sales and Service Center from 15 Tigan Street to 25 Tigan Street, Winooski, Vermont. That's right, just around the corner from our present location! The move to the newer and larger facility was in response to the steady increase in business in the region over the past several years. The center serves customers in all six New England states, all of New York State and other parts of the northeastern United States and Canada.

For our local customers, the Geotech Vermont Sales and Service Center is still conveniently located near Exit 16, on Interstate 89. For customers located outside of our immediate area, we typically ship by UPS or Federal Express Ground Service, which is one day delivery for most of our region.

Peter Murray is the Regional Sales Manager for the center and Sean McCaffrey is the service technician. Now that we have a larger and newer facility, we are interested in knowing what additional items and services our customers would like us to provide. Please call us, at your convenience, to let us know how we may better serve you. Our phone number is (800) 558-5325.

Location Map

Geotech is Trading!

Trade-in any…
water level meter, interface meter,
peristaltic pump, bladder pump and controller,
electrical submersible pump and controller,

and receive a 10% off list price discount on the equivalent NEW Geotech product.
Call Geotech to find out what your equipment is worth and arrange your trade-in!


Used Equipment Deals
Featured Product

Geotech Geocontrol 2

Geotech Geocontrol 2

Low flow sampling controller.
Includes full rental kit of accessories
Units are tested to perform @ 250 PSI or lower.

Featured Product

Geotech Geopump 2

Geotech Geopump 2

Full peristaltic pump kit.
Geopump™ 2 AC/DC, hard-sided case,
modular battery and charger,
Easy-Load 2 pump head

Check our web site for great deals on
used equipment.

Golf Design

Mark Your Calendar!

June 27, 2015

Geotech 15th Annual
Charity Golf Tournament

Supporting our local
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc.

For more information.

Contact Jeremy at Geotech: 303-320-4764

Look for Geotech at the events listed below.

Washington Hydrogeology Symposium

April 14-16, 2015

10th Washington
Hydrogeology Symposium

This Symposium provides a unique opportunity to connect with professional hydrogeologists, geologists, and hydrologists from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Over 250 people attended the previous Symposium. Please make plans now to join us for the 2015 Symposium.

The symposium includes oral and poster presentations, workshops and field trips, including a trip to Mount St. Helens.

For more information

Made in Colorado

April 30, 2015

3rd Annual
Made in Colorado
Manufacturing Forum

This ½ day event brings together industry, trade, higher education, and policy-makers to showcase achievement and discuss solutions to issues challenging Colorado's manufacturing sector.

For more information

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

May 5-6, 2015

Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality
2015 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference

The Environmental Trade Fair and Conference (ETFC) is Texas' premier environmental educational forum featuring topics such as the drought crisis, oil & gas, air quality, waste management, and many more. It is considered by many to be one of the best in the country.

More than 4,000 people attended the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s 2014 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference on May 6-7 in Austin. More than one in five attendees surveyed identified themselves as engineers.

Visit Geotech at Booth #1507 in Exhibit Hall 4.

For more information

Organized and presented by

Battelle The Business of Innovation

May 18-21, 2015

Third International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies

Join us in Miami, for the Third International Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies Symposium. The 2015 Symposium will present information on advances in bioremediation and the incorporation of green and sustainable practices in remediation. The program will be designed for scientists, engineers, regulators, remediation site owners, and other environmental professionals, representing universities, government agencies, and consulting, research and development, and service firms from around the world.

The program is designed for scientists, engineers, regulators, site managers, and other environmental professionals, representing universities, government agencies, consultants, and R&D and service firms from around the world.

Geotech will be at Booth 224 in the exhibit area showing our latest groundwater remediation equipment

For more information


Vermont Environmental Consortium


May 29, 2015

4th Annual Water Quality Conference

This year’s Water Quality Conference examines organizational structures and innovative approaches that have succeeded in other areas and might be applied to the improvement of Lake Champlain’s water quality.

For more information

Geotech Catalog

Request your
Geotech Catalog now.

Call 1-800-833-7958

The Geotech Catalog is now 336 pages and features more than 115 NEW PRODUCTS, fully illustrated, with specification charts and tables included.

There is a large resource section featuring the conversion tables, formulas and other reference information that environmental professionals need and use.

The catalog is divided into 12 environmental product categories:













Geotech Sales and Service Locations
Geotech Sales and Service Locations Map


2650 East 40th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80205
Phone: 1-800-833-7958
Local: 303-320-4764
Fax: 303-322-7242
E-mail: sales@geotechenv.com

4620 Northgate Boulevard, Suite 170
Sacramento, California 95834
Phone: 1-800-557-5325
Local: 916-922-2900
Fax: 916-648-7766

1411 North Batavia Street, Suite 112
Orange, California 92867
Phone: 1-800-295-5325
Local: 714-998-6788
Fax: 714-998-7382

12165 Metro Parkway, Unit 25B
Fort Myers, Florida 33966
Phone: 1-800-304-5325
Local: 239-476-8891
Fax: 239-476-8893

3125 Pine Tree Road, Suite 3D
Lansing, Michigan 48911
Phone: 1-800-275-5325
Local: 517-394-8328
Fax: 517-394-8386

2517 Noblin Road, Suite 103
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
Phone: 1-800-293-5325
Local: 919-876-1535
Fax: 919-878-1269

1600 North Interstate 35e, Suite 114
Carrollton, Texas 75006-381
Phone: 1-800-276-5325
Local: 972-245-6575
Fax: 972-245-8889

25 Tigan Street, Suite 20
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: 1-800-558-5325
Local: 802-651-3050
Fax: 802-651-3051

8910 122nd Avenue N.E.
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Phone: 1-800-314-5325
Local: 425-658-7300
Fax: 425-968-8639

C/Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia Local 19
08100 Mollet del Vallés (Barcelona) Spain
Tel: 93 5445937
Fax: 93 5700535
E-mail: ventas@geotechenv.com


No. 12 Yumin Road, Yuanchenxin Bldg. E2, Suite 2406
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100029
Phone: 010-8225-1190
Local: 86-10-8225-1190
Fax: 86-10-8225-1957
E-mail: beijing@geotechenv.com


To contact Geotech:
Phone: 1-800-833-7958   E-mail: sales@geotechenv.com   Fax: 303-322-7242

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