McEllhiney Lecture

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: 2:50 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
Davidson Ballroom (Music City Center)
Redefining Life Expectations of New Wells Through an Analysis of Past Failures

Gain insight on how a good water well is being redefined during this lecture. During the last 50 years, the groundwater industry defined a good well as one that meets a desired yield, is relatively free from contamination, offers sand-free production, is cheap, and has a design life of 25 years. Now, however, those goals are being redefined to include looking at a specific water quality, evaluating performance, and having increased expectations with regard to useful life and reasonable cost. Through improved methods of investigation, closer monitoring of energy costs, understanding corrosion, and looking at the well as a system, we can better define all the inputs to allow for advancements in design, construction, development, operation, and maintenance.

Attending the McEllhiney Lecture qualifies for 1.5 CEPs in the NGWA Voluntary Certification Program. Some states with continuing education requirements may recognize the McEllhiney Lecture for credit as well; please check with your state/local licensing board or regulatory body.

Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW
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