Effective Water Well Rehabilitation – Complying with Revised Total Coliform Rule and Controlling Iron Bacteria

Wednesday, June 19, 2013: 10:40 a.m.
Neil Mansuy , Technical Services Department, Subsurface Technologies Inc., Kansas City, MO

Lost capacity and associated water quality problems, including total coliform will be described and methods of rehabilitation discussed. Complying with the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) is often not as simple as disinfection of wells, but, more importantly, requires that the well be cleaned and kept clean on a periodic basis. The occurrence of total coliforms most often do not suggest contamination of water wells, but can suggest that the well needs to be cleaned. Novel ideas and understanding about well problems and solutions will be presented based on many years of experience. With ever-increasing energy costs, there is increasing pressure to look at ways to reduce these costs. New, effective, and economical methods of well maintenance will be presented with case studies of cost savings. Case studies will also be presented on solving difficult total coliform issues on wells.

Neil Mansuy, Technical Services Department, Subsurface Technologies Inc., Kansas City, MO
Neil Mansuy has more than 33 years of extensive, worldwide well rehabilitation experience. This includes both academic training and considerable practical experience. Neil holds a M.Sc. degree from the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, specializing in iron-related bacteria and causes of well plugging. In recent years, he has recommended solutions to hundreds of wells, aquifers and water systems with lost capacity and “unsafe” (Total Coliform) bacterial results. Neil is Vice President of technical services for Subsurface Technologies Inc. and works as a well rehabilitation specialist.