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Model 403 CMT Multilevel System

This multilevel system is reliable, easy to install and inexpensive. It provides site assessors with a better understanding of three-dimensional groundwater flow and the distribution of contaminants in the subsurface. Remediation strategies can then be targeted more precisely, focusing efforts in the most effective manner.


The CMT Multilevel System makes the accurate monitoring of contaminant plumes much more affordable. It provides detailed vertical as well as horizontal data. Monitoring zones are set where needed and the single tube design allows reliable seals between zones.


Two systems are available. The 1.7” (43 mm) OD polyethylene tubing, segmented into seven channels, allows groundwater monitoring at up to 7 depth-discrete zones. The 3-Channel System uses the same material and construction, but it is only 1.1” (28 mm) in diameter. This narrow tube was developed for smaller diameter installations, especially direct push where the annulus for seal placement is narrow.


Research has shown that contaminant plumes are often thin and highly stratified. It has also been documented that traditional monitoring wells, with long screened intervals blend the groundwater over the entire length of the screen**. This can mask the true contaminant concentrations and distribution. Multilevel wells with short screened intervals overcome this problem. This high-resolution data gives unprecedented definition of the subsurface contamination, resulting in more effective and less expensive remediation. Water quality data from short-screened wells yield high quality, defensible data.

One CMT - Two Sizes

Features 7 Channel 3 Channel
Channel diameter 43 mm 28 mm
Monitoring zones Up to 7 Up to 3
Tubing diameter 6-Pie:10 mm
1-Hex:9,5 mm
3-Hex 9,5 mm
Channel volume 131 mL/m
 98 mL/m (center)
98 mL/m
Installation options Sand and bentonite backfill Sand and bentonite backfill
Bentonite and sand cartridge


  •        Identify vertical as well as horizontal contaminant distribution with transect monitoring
  •        Ideal for shallow wells in high water table environments
  •        Multilevel water sampling and level monitoring in unconsolidated soils or bedrock
  •        Dewatering impact assessments at construction & mining sites
  •        Mass transport calculations and mass flux estimation
  •        Monitoring of natural attenuation or remediation processes, and documentation of its effectiveness
  •        VOC, MTBE and Perchlorate monitoring at NAPL sites
  •        Determination of the best location for reactive barrier walls, the Waterloo Emitter and other remediation methodologies
  •        Vapor monitoring with special wellhead seals
  •        Helps optimize design and performance assessment of remedial options

Advantages of the CMT Multilevel System

  •        Low cost and easy to install and use
  •        No joints - one smooth surface for easy, effective sealing
  •        Up to 7 depth-discrete zones in a single tube
  •        Locate ports and seals exactly where desired
  •        Installs quickly in large direct push casing and boreholes
  •        One 7-Channel CMT System can be completed by two people in under 3 hours, 3-Channel even faster
  •        Borehole not left open to allow cross contamination
  •        Isolated zones ensured using sand and bentonite layers or 3-Channel Cartridges - reliable and inexpensive
  •        Minimizes the risk of producing new contaminant pathways
  •       Option to decommission by injection of low viscosity grout

Certified CMT installer in Hungary: Geo-Engineering Ltd

Certified CMT Installers completed the technical training required by Solinst to ensure the proper installation of CMT Multilevel System.

Certificate of training