An horizontal advanced tensiometer is described that allows the monitoring of the water pressure of soil positions, particularly beneath objects or materials that inhibit the use of previous monitoring wells. The tensiometer includes a porous cup, a pressure transducer (with an attached gasket device), an adaptive chamber, at least one outer guide tube which allows access to the desired horizontal position, a transducer wire, a data logger and preferably an inner guide tube and a specialized joint which provides pressure on the inner guide tube to maintain the seal between the gasket of the transducer and the adaptive chamber.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 between the U.S. Department of Energy and BECHTEL BWXT IDAHO, LLC, representing Idaho National Engineering & Environmental Laboratory.