Heron Dipper-Tough Water Level Meter
Heron Dipper-Tough Water Level Meter with Bag

Heron Dipper-Tough Water Level Meter

  • Hydrocarbon resistant Kynar jacketed, high tensile steel core tape.
  • Available in 15m - 150m or 50ft to 500 ft lengths.
  • Static and DrawDown operating modes.
  • Fully pressure/depth rated probes*

The dipper-Tough is a rugged, top quality instrument used for measuring static and falling head levels in waste disposal and remediation sites and other harsh environments. The drawDown feature on the dipper-Tough makes this unit ideal to use during pump and treat testing when contaminates are found in the groundwater.

The hydrocarbon resistant Kynar jacketed, high tensile steel core tape is embedded directly into the probe body, allowing for longer life of the tape and probe** when used in harsh environments.  The dipper-Tough is manufactured without a link, which may deteriorate in corrosive or high temperature environments, to extend the life of the meter.  Heron Instruments recommends not to use any water level meter in both harsh environments and potable water as there could be cross contamination.  We recommend our dipper-T2 for use in potable water.

  • Electronic Module (IP65) – change mode for static and drawDown levels, removable for easy cleaning and servicing. Circuits and components are potted to protect from moisture and dust intrusion
  • Sensitivity Switch – to adjust for false signals from cascading water
  • Probe (IP68) – 5/8” fully pressure/depth rated*, no holes or recesses for contaminate build up
  • Tape – high tensile steel, jacketed with Kynar, high break strength, stretch resistant and lifelong legibility – markings in metric (mm) or engineering scale (1/100’)
  • Steel Tape Certified/Compliant to – ASME B89.1.7-2009 & MIL-STD-45662A Certified, FED GGG-T-106F & EEC Class II Compliant
  • Padded Carry Case – to protect your precision water level meter from the elements
  • Hanger – built in, to support the meter at the well head, allows for hands free deployment
  • Tape Guide – built in, to protect the tape from sharp edges on the well casing
  • Vinyl Holding Grip – molded to the frame, ergonomic easy grip
  • Winding Handle – custom made for easy rewinding with gloved hands

*Temporarily Submersible 
**If the probe gets damaged, the probe and part of the tape would be sacrificed.

Reel Assembly Standard
Height 36 cm (14.2")
Depth 21 cm (8.3")
Width 29 cm (11.4")
Weight (Reel Assembly Only) 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Plate Size 26.67 cm (10.5")
Plate Material Nylon
Brake Ergonomic Dial
Hanger Included on frame leg
Tape Guide Included on frame leg
Test Points On back of frame
Tape Lengths
  • 15 m, 50 ft
  • 30 m, 100 ft
  • 45 m, 150 ft
  • 60 m, 200 ft
  • 100 m, 300 ft
  • 150 m, 500 ft
Tape High Tensile Steel
Jacketing Kynar
Conductors 7 strand (4 S/S & 3 copper)
Markings Metric or Engineering Scale - Under Jacketing
Width 0.952 cm (3/8")
Dog Bone Profile Yes
Break Strength 127 kg (280 lbs)
Weight 158 g (0.384 lb)
Length 248 mm (9.75")
Diameter 16 mm (0.625")
Removable No
Depth Rating IP68
Wetted Material S/S, Viton, Nylon, ABS & Teflon
Electronic Panel  
Operating Mode Static & drawDown
Power Source 9 Volt alkaline
Sensitivity Control S/S & Aluminum
Audio / Visual Indication Ultra bright LED & 80 dBi buzzer
Rating IP65
Removable Yes
Maximum Temperature 80°C