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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009269D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-14

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Robert H (Bud) Johnson


Water is the life blood of many areas such as the South West part of the United States. Historically, considerable legislation has been passed to make water usage equitable. Recently there has been enacted or proposed legislation that will require closer monitoring of water use. This includes the amount of water being pumped by wells. Many of these wells are in remote locations where utilities are not available. Diesel powered pumps are used for the well so power lines are not needed. Devices for monitoring the flow have been developed and are on the market. Obtaining data from these devices at the wells is often not readily possible.