Water Well Journal

August 2015

Water Well Journal

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NGWA Certification Exams Given 45 Times in May A total of 45 NGWA certification tests were given in May. Of those, 36 were administered for state licensing (21 re- ceived passing scores) and nine were proctored for NGWA's Voluntary Certification Program (with six passing). For the first five months of the year, there were 297 exams given: 195 for state licensing (104 passing) and 102 for NGWA certification (59 passing). If you have questions about the NGWA certification pro- grams, contact Jessica Rhoads, NGWA certification coordina- tor, at jrhoads@ngwa.org, or call (800) 551-7379, ext. 511. If outside the United States, call (614) 898-7791, ext. 511. 2015 Groundwater Expo Features McEllhiney Revisited Three former National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation McEllhiney Lecturers will address the advances made within their spe- cific topic areas since their official McEllhiney Lecturer year at the 2015 NGWA ® Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, December 15-17 in Las Vegas. John H. Schnieders, Ph.D., will provide updates on his 2002 McEllhiney Lecture, "Chemical Rehabilitation of Wells." Edd Schofield, the 2007 McEllhiney Lecturer, will provide updates on his presentation, "Water and Oil—They Really Should Mix," an historical overview of the water well/ oil drilling industries. Marvin F. Glotfelty, RG, 2012 McEllhiney Lecture, will provide updates to his original presentation, "Life-Cycle Eco- nomic Analysis of Water Wells—Considerations for Design and Construction." The McEllhiney Lecture Series in Water Well Technology is made possible by a grant from Franklin Electric. To learn more about this special presentation, visit www.GroundwaterExpo.com. Secure Booth Space at 2015 NGWA Groundwater Expo The online booth selection database for the 2015 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, December 15-17 in Las Vegas, is up and running for industry manufacturers and suppliers at www.GroundwaterExpo.com. With the online process, you can request your booth space, complete the exhibit application, and pay for the space with a credit card. The Expo trade show dates will be December 16 and 17. These days give exhibiting manufacturers and suppliers the opportunity to gain direct access to thousands of ground- water professionals. If you have questions, contact NGWA's Vickie Crosby, Shelby Fleck, or Wanda Bloch at sales@ngwa.org, or call (800) 551-7379 (614 898-7791 outside the United States). USA Groundwater Fund Recipient Drills Eight Wells on Second Georgia Water Well Project The Water Well Trust, a recipient of the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation's USA Ground- water Fund, drilled eight water wells last summer on its second project in Georgia. The project was located in Ben Hill County, where the existing public water supply infrastructure in the Queensland community was failing and the county couldn't afford the estimated $600,000 price tag for repairs. The Water Well Trust, a nonprofit organization helping Americans gain access to a clean, safe water supply, provided financing for drilling eight new wells, which will serve 12 owner-occupied homes. The total cost of the project was $81,200—with $51,200 being supplied by the Water Well Trust and $30,000 by the county. This is a cost savings to Ben Hill County of $518,500. In 2013, the Water Well Trust completed a successful proj- ect in Jones County, Georgia, partnering with county govern- ment and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to bring safe drinking water to five low-income families near Milledgeville, Georgia. The Foundation awarded the Water Well Trust a $10,000 grant for this project. To learn more, visit www.NGWA.org/Foundation/ Pages/USA-Groundwater-Fund.aspx. WWJ August 2015 19 Twitter @WaterWellJournl John H. Schnieders, Ph.D Marvin F. Glotfelty, RG Edd Schofield

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