WS-2 ReelCase : strong case

The Waterra WS-2 ReelCase Water Level Tape is designed to deliver the most compact and most durable water level indicator on the market today.

Most damage to traditional water level indicators occurs while the meter is in transport to the field, when the meter is dropped or another item falls onto the unit. The WS-2 ReelCase is a protective hard case and meter in one, therefore the meter is always packaged properly for transport.

The WS-2 ReelCase can accommodate 30m, 50m or 100ft of flat conductor tape wrapped on an open reel and mounted to the inside of the removable lid of the ReelCase.

Kynar® tapes now available

The 3/8" stainless steel flat tape is now available with either a polyethylene or Kynar® coating, and in metric or imperial graduations. (Metric tapes are graduated to the nearest millimetre; imperial tapes are graduated to the nearest 1/100 of a foot.). The dog bone design prevents adherence to wet surfaces such as well casings.

The tape is manufactured with a probe connector at one end and a circuit board connector at the other. This allows the tape or the probe to be quickly and easily replaced should either become damaged.


  • extremely low power consumption
  • polyethylene coated 3/8" stainless steel flat tape
  • available in both metric & imperial graduations
  • auto shut-off
  • sensitivity adjustment
  • powered by 4 AA cells
  • membrane on/off switch
  • WS-2 open & closed reels also available

Kynar® features

  • extremely non-reactive with many different substances
  • extremely pure, strong, and able to resist heat, bases, acids, and solvents
  • very resistant to ultraviolet rays

WS-2 ReelCase, deployed: stand alone and standing in lid


lifting the latches on the WS-2 ReelCase

lift the latches

To access the WS-2 elements of the ReelCase, the operator must first open the ReelCase by lifting the two latches on the side of the case.

Rotating the WS-2 ReelCase lid towards the hinges

rotate lid towards hinges

Once the latches are open, the ReelCase lid is opened and rotated towards the hinges.

Releasing the lid of the WS-2 ReelCase

release the lid

Once the lid rotates past 100 degrees it should easily release from the box part of the case.

Deploying the folding support leg on the WS-2 ReelCase

deploy the folding support leg

Operators will typically find it easiest to open the ReelCase meter by holding the handle on the lid in their left hand. Using the right hand, the folding support leg can easily be deployed by rotating it towards the latches on the lid.

Standing the WS-2 ReelCase in the box

(optional) stand the ReelCase in the box

Once the leg is deployed, the ReelCase lid will easily stand on the ground or inside the ReelCase box if the ground is very uneven or muddy. Standing your ReelCase lid in the box will help to keep your meter clean.

Deploying the TapeTrack on the WS-2 ReelCase

deploy the TapeTrack

At this point you may wish to deploy the TapeTrack. This can be done by gently pulling the stainless steel arm of the TapeTrack outwards with two fingers while resting your thumb on the arm support for leverage. Rotate the arm 90 degrees in the counter clockwise direction until the arm slides into the horizontal slot in the arm support.

Unclipping the probe from the WS-2 ReelCase

unclip the probe

The probe can then be un-clipped from the probe holder and the reel brake can be released by rotating it in a clockwise direction.

Lowering the tape on the WS-2 ReelCase

lower the tape

Feed the tape over the TapeTrack and then lower the probe by rotating the reel in the clockwise direction. Your meter is now ready to use.

Using the TapeTrack to hang the WS-2 ReelCase on a well casing

(optional) hang on a well casing

The TapeTrack can also be used to suspend the ReelCase Meter from aboveground casings.


battery replacement

The WS-2 ReelCase is powered by four Duracell AA alkaline batteries which are contained within the hub of the unit.

Unscrewing the front panel

remove screws from Front Panel

1) The batteries can be accessed by removing the two screws located on the Front Panel above and below the label. Remove these screws with a Phillips screwdriver and then carefully lift the Front Panel from the front hub. Turn the Front Panel upside down and place the two screws in the panel.

Unscrewing the Main Circuit Board

remove screws from Main Circuit Board

2) The battery pack is located on the rear side of the Main Circuit Board which is now exposed. You must remove the four screws which hold the Main Circuit Board in place to gain access to the battery pack. Remove the two screws at the top and the two screws at the bottom of the Main Circuit Board and place them in the Front Panel.

Prying off the Main Circuit Board

pry off Main Circuit Board

3) Remove the Main Circuit Board by using a small flat screwdriver and placing the blade of the screwdriver under the edge of the Main Circuit Board, alternating from the left side then the right side of the board. This will disconnect the board from the two connectors located on the back side.

Replacing the batteries

replace batteries

4) Once the Main Circuit Board is removed, turn it over and replace the worn AA cells with four fresh Duracell AA batteries. Be sure to orient the batteries in accordance with the directions supplied on the battery pack. Return the Main Circuit Board to the reel by carefully lining up the pins with the connectors (4 pin connector on the left, 6 pin connector on the right) and press the Main Circuit Board into position.

Replacing the Main Circuit Board and all screws

replace circuitboard and all screws

5) Replace the four screws in the Main Circuit Board. Replace the Front Panel to the hub and return the two screws to the correct holes, above and below the label. Care must be taken not to over tighten the screws. Over tightening may strip the threads from this part.