Water Quality: Public Health vs. Well Health (#875)

Presented on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

You will learn how to determine the health of a water well — and its importance not only to you, but your customers.

Most private and municipal wells are routinely tested following state and federal water quality guidelines. Although these testing efforts help assist in the delivery of quality potable water for a number of years, they do little to help us assess the well’s health.

Details hidden in these tests can aid in the early identification of well problems, allowing for more cost-effective and less-invasive treatment, and avoiding the run-to-failure traps that many well owners find themselves in.

This webinar discusses diagnostic testing to assess the well’s health, testing before well construction to identify challenges to design and operation, and posttreatment monitoring tests to maintain a higher level of operation and extend the operational life of the well.

Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW
Water Systems Engineering Inc., Ottawa, KS
Michael “Mike” Schnieders is a professional geologist and hydrologist (groundwater) and senior consultant for Water Systems Engineering in Ottawa, Kansas. His work involves water resource characterization and consulting on well rehabilitation projects. Schnieders and WSE’s work crosses numerous disciplines and fields involving geology, chemistry, microbiology, water resource and watershed management, corrosion control, and water system management. He has served on numerous state and national training programs focusing on rehabilitation and maintenance of water wells and groundwater systems.

NGWA may only post those brown bag sessions, Webinars, event sessions, and like for which we have obtained copyright permission from the presenter. Furthermore, by accessing or downloading any of these items, you agree they are for your own personal use and may not be disseminated by any means to others via any medium. Click here to read NGWA's proprietary legend and disclaimers before proceeding.