2016 NGWA Groundwater Summit

Optimizing Success of Waterwell Rehabilitations

Monday, April 25, 2016: 4:30 p.m.
Confluence Ballroom C (The Westin Denver Downtown)
Fred Rothauge, CWD, CWD , Business Development, Hydro Resources, Ft Lupton, CO

By using both proven and innovative technology and having a better understanding of a water wells behavior it is possible to increase the success of well rehabilitation efforts.  Several parameters should be tested and evaluated prior to implementing the rehabilitation plan. These parameters will be explored.   The presentation will pinpoint the root cause for failure and provide best practices to eliminate failure.   With over 30 years of experience, and hundreds of well rehabs completed, the unexpected will be valuable knowledge worthy of sharing. Well professionals, geologist, government officials, and public health professionals will be interested in what was learned.

Fred Rothauge, CWD, CWD, Business Development, Hydro Resources, Ft Lupton, CO
Fred Rothauge has been in the drilling and drilling fluids engineering business for 40 years. He is a licensed water well driller in eight western states, past president of the Colorado Water Well Contractors Association, and current NGWA and The Groundwater Foundation board member. He has coauthored papers on drilling fluid products and is a coauthor for Johnson Screens’ third edition of Groundwater & Wells. Rothauge also serves on the board for the Mountain States Ground Water Association and is chairman of the American Ground Water Trust. He oversees drilling fluids and well rehabilitation along with serving as technical advisor for Hydro Resources.