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October 2013



for Safe Soil Sampling

Designed with safety in mind, the innovative Zipliner Soil Sampling Sleeves (Patent 8,459,374) are easy-to-open liners for use in connection with direct push soil sampling technology. Many soil and sediment samples are collected using direct-push tools which require rigid, plastic liner sleeves. Tens of thousands of plastic liner sleeves are used annually at environmental sites in the U.S. These sampling sleeves are opened using sharp metal blades; a serious vulnerability which can cause laceration injuries. The tearing action of a cutting blade can also leave a sharp jagged edge. After removal from the soil sampler, the Zipliner can safely and easily be opened using the ZipTool to expose the sample (much like opening a sardine can) without the need for cutting blades or other sharp objects, in accordance with health and safety requirements. Zipliners are easier and safer to open than standard sleeves because the linear scores provide a smooth guide for unzipping the sleeve. The principal investigator, Michael Gefell of Arcadis, received the 2013 National Groundwater Association (NGWA) Technology Award in recognition of the Zipliner.

  • Operates with drill tooling similar to standard liners.
  • Designed to fit with AMS PowerProbe and the Geoprobe Systems direct push technologies.
  • The ZipTool is the safest opening tool for soil sampling sleeves available.
  • Ideal for dual tube sampling applications.
  • Low risk of over filling or bursting except in extremely and rapidly swelling/expanding sticky clay.
  • Unzips easily using the Ziptool with a standard speed-adjustable hand drill.

For more information about ordering the
award winning Zipliner call


Opening Zipliner

NGWA Award

Geotech September 2013 Photo Competition Winner

September 2013 Winner

Frank Johnson, senior environmental technician with PCS Phosphate Company, is installing a
Geotech 1.66 x 36" Dedicated Bladder Pump
system and Geotech Geocontrol PRO in their MPDS wells in White Springs, Florida. This allows them easy access to sample sodium sulfate, pH, conductivity, and arsenic in the groundwater surrounding their two chemical plants to verify that there has been no contamination.

Past Photo Competition Winners
August 2013August 2013 Winner

July 2013
July 2013 Winner

June 2013
June 2013 Winner

May 2013
May 2013 Photo Winner

March 2013
March 2013 Winner

February 2013
February 2013 Winner

January 2013
January 2012 Winner

December 2012
December 2012 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.

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 old equipment is worth and arrange your trade-in!


Used Equipment Deals

Featured Product

Geocontrol Pro Rental Kit

Geotech geocontrol PRO

Low flow sampling controller
with built-in compressor
Kit as shown above.

Featured Product
YSI 556 MPS Rental Kit
Multi-probe water quality field meter.
Full kit includes carry case,
instrument and probes.
Calibrated and tested to factory specifications.
Flow cell available separately.

Check our web site for great deals on
used equipment.

Look for Geotech at the events listed below.


October 3, 2013

Rocky Mountain Association of
Environmental Professionals

Envirofest 2013

Envirofest 2013 will be held on October 3rd at the History Colorado Center. Envirofest is the annual professional networking event of the Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals (RMAEP).
The Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals is affiliated with the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP).

For more information

Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter of Solid Waste Association of North America

October 3-4, 2013

2013 Annual Conference
Colorado SWANA
Rocky Mountain Chapter

The conference has moved from Estes Park, Colorado to Denver for the 2013 Annual Conference. The conference will feature a variety of informative technical sessions and tours.

For more information


October 7-9, 2013

86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference


Visit us at the largest water quality event in North America! The latest in water quality research, technology and services will be on display at WEFTEC 2013. WEFTEC offers the best water quality education and training available today and is a leading source for water quality developments, research, regulations, solutions, and cutting-edge technologies.
Geotech will be at Booth #1839.

For more information

Colorado Environmental Management Society

October 8, 2013

CEMS 2013 Fall Conference

Visit our booth at the Coors Field Convention Center in Denver, Colorado for the CEMS 2013 Fall Conference. This conference will focus on environmental issues and the new energy economy.

For more information

Colorado Watershed Assembly

October 8-10, 2013

2013 Sustaining Colorado
Watersheds Conference

Water: What is the New Normal?

Join us in Avon, Colorado for the 8th Annual Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference. The conference is full of timely and useful information for watershed groups, restoration professionals, environmental scientists and educators. The lineup of presenters, workshops, and field trips offers an opportunity for partnership development that will benefit Colorado’s water resources.

Be sure to catch Geotech's Jassen Savoie as he presents a field demo on Water Quality Sensor Technology at the Field Workshop Thursday, October 10.

For more information

Florida Remediation Conference

October 10-11, 2013

2013 Florida Remediation Conference

Make your plans to be in Orlando for the 19th Annual Florida Remediation Conference, the Southeast’s premier soil, groundwater and surface water conference of the year. It is a technical conference in a casual atmosphere. Please stop by booth 11 to meet our Fort Myers team.

For more information

AEHS Soils, Sediments, Water & Energy

October 21-24, 2013

The Association for Environmental
Health & Sciences Foundation presents

The 29th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy

This event has become the preeminent national conference in this important environmental area. The conference attracts 600-800 attendees annually which includes a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies; military; a number of industries including railroad, petroleum, transportation, utilities; the environmental engineering and consulting community; and academia.
Geotech will be at Booth #B12.

For more information

NGWA Ground Water Expo

December 3-6, 2013

2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo

A Sound Investment

The 65th Annual NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting is the premier annual event for groundwater professionals from all sectors of the industry to gather for education workshops, dynamic speakers, knowledge sharing, networking, and, of course, product and service shopping.

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:













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Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
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Fax: 919-878-1269

1411 North Batavia Street, Suite 112
Orange, California 92867
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Local: 714-998-6788
Fax: 714-998-7382

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Lansing, Michigan 48911
Phone: 1-800-275-5325
Local: 517-394-8328
Fax: 517-394-8386

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Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: 1-800-558-5325
Local: 802-651-3050
Fax: 802-651-3051

Abat Escarré # 12 Local
Mollet del Vallés Barcelona 08100 España
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

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Prices and promotions mentioned in this newsletter are valid through October 31, 2013.
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