Municipal Water Reservoir Liquid Level Sensor


When Spartanburg Water in South Carolina needed reliable level measurement of their reservoir, they turned to Flowline. Fed by Lake Blalock, Hogback and Vaughn creeks, the Lake Bowen reservoir holds up to 6.3B gallons at full capacity, and reliable level measurement is critical to the water department and community they serve. The operators had experienced problems with their ultrasonic sensors during extreme wind events, and pressure sensors that would often clog in the muddy lake bottom. For this reason, Flowline suggested the use of our non-contact, pulse radar level sensors that are unaffected by environmental factors such as wind, and are available in general purpose or intrinsically safe versions. Mounted to the end of a platform, the IP68 radar sensor provides reliable level data to the SCADA, which in turn, monitors the level and controls the water flow into and out of the reservoir. Flowline is reliable level measurement.