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Soil Infiltration Testing

Want to triple the tests you run in a day? You can. Get ready to spend less time on complex measurement processes and more time being productive, because we automated almost everything in the SATURO infiltrometer.

Education guides

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Hydrology 101: The Science behind SATURO Infiltrometer

Dr. Gaylon S. Campbell teaches the basics of hydraulic conductivity and the science behind the SATURO automated dual head infiltrometer.
Webinars30 min watch

MASTER CLASS: Secrets of Water in Soil

Six short videos—everything you need to know about soil water content and soil water potential—and why you should measure them together.
Education guides150 min read

You don't need to rely on slow, archaic methods. Unlike double ring systems, the SATURO can be carried and set up by just one person. It requires way less water, saving you a ton of work. Plus, it’s fully automated and doesn’t require post-processing of data. Install the ring, connect the hoses, and push start. It’s that simple.

Infiltration testing can be a pain, but your life just got way easier. The SATURO infiltrometer combines automation and simplified data analysis together in one system so you can get more done with less effort.

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We want you to be wicked good at what you do. Discover an entire library of articles that teach the science behind the measurements, so you can sharpen your expertise.

Hydraulic Conductivity: How Many Measurements Do You Need?

Researchers are changing the way infiltration measurements are captured while keeping the standards of measurement high.
Webinars41 min watch

Soil Hydraulic Properties—8 Ways You Can Unknowingly Compromise Your Data

If your data are skewed in the wrong direction, your predictions will be off, and erroneous recommendations or decisions could end up costing you. Leo Rivera discusses common mistakes and best practices.
Webinars49 min watch

Soil Moisture 302: Hydraulic Conductivity—Which Instrument is Right for You?

Leo Rivera, research scientist at METER, teaches which situations require saturated or unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and the pros and cons of common methods.
Webinars47 min watch

“​​The SATURO was really favored by our students because it has a nice 5-gallon container, tests happen fairly quickly, and it’s automated, so it’s very computationally 'un-intensive' compared to some of the other approaches we’ve used.”

 - Dr. Andrea Welker, Villanova University College of Engineering

Multiply your infiltration insights. Get an overview of our latest products and enter the world of research made easy.


The KSAT is the only easy-to-use automated setup for taking saturated hydraulic conductivity measurements in the lab. Best of all, it’s completely integrated.
  • Simplified saturated hydraulic conductivity in the lab
  • Everything completely integrated. Removes human error.
  • Easy to use & ASTM D2434 compliant


We think you should spend less time on complex processes and more time being productive. That’s why we automated almost everything in the new SATURO infiltrometer.
  • Measures field saturated hydraulic conductivity
  • Fully automated and portable infiltrometer
  • Capable of unattended measurement


Get a more complete picture of highly variable unsaturated hydraulic conductivity with the infiltrometer that gives you more measurements for less time, less effort, less expertise, and less money.
  • Easy field measurement of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity
  • Compact and simple
  • Reliable. Fast setup.
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Soil Moisture 301—Hydraulic Conductivity: Why you need it. How to measure it.

If you want to predict how water will move within your soil system, you need to understand hydraulic conductivity because it governs water flow.

We're scientists. The quest for knowledge is in our blood. We've spent decades learning the best way to measure pretty much everything, so you can access a wealth of information.

Measurement Insights

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Lab vs. field instruments—why you should use both

Lab and field instruments used together can provide researchers a symphony of information and can be used as powerful tools in understanding data and predicting a soil’s behavior over time.
Measurement Insights9 min read

Field saturated hydraulic conductivity—Why is it so difficult?

Inaccurate saturated hydraulic conductivity (Kfs) measurements are common due to errors in soil-specific alpha estimation and inadequate three-dimensional flow buffering. 
Measurement Insights6 min read

How to measure soil hydraulic conductivity— Which method is right for you?

Hydraulic conductivity—What it is, how to measure it, and pros/cons of common methods.
Measurement Insights15 min read