Water Well Journal

August 2016

Water Well Journal

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In this ISSUE T he August 2016 issue of Water Well Journal focuses on water conservation and green technology. The topics are discussed in multiple feature stories. Installing geothermal systems has been a green technology used by groundwater contractors for years, but when doing so on a property protected as an historical site it can create a very different job site experience. Freelance writer Jennifer Strawn explores this in "Modernizing History" on page 22. She takes a look at two geothermal jobs done recently on sites designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Chicago area, the Emil Bach House and Unity Temple. Installing a geothermal system at the Bach House was a tight squeeze for the drilling equipment because the owners did not want a certain yard used for the loop field. The job at Unity Temple, which is ongoing and should be completed early next year, has had more challenges. Drilled at the site are nine boreholes to 500 feet featuring composite fiberglass pipe engineered by the firm overseeing the job. Michael J. Schnieders, PG, PH-GW, authors the feature article "Rig Disinfection" on page 18, explaining why every company should have best management practices to make sure all equipment is properly maintained with an active housekeeping program. The article begins with Schnieders stating bacteria is everywhere and there are no bacteria-free sources of ground- water. He does so to point out many people pass along a myth when stating iron bacteria are transferred from one well to another by well contractors. He then quickly adds the best way to dispel this myth is by having a strong rig disinfection program. He examines best practices including details on power washing, what to have on the job site, solutions and solution mixes, and the use of potable water in the process. The monthly installment of Safety Matters is titled "Exposure to Welding Fumes and Gases." Columnist Jerome E. Spear, CSP, CIH, begins on page 32 by reporting according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there are more than 700,000 people who have been exposed to welding fumes. With that, he emphasizes it is critical companies make efforts in control- ling exposure of their workers to welding fumes and gases. The first step he writes is to understand the potential health effects and recognize the factors affecting a welder's potential exposure to fumes generated from welding. Spear goes over the effects that can occur when exposed to these fumes and details the risks associated with five different types of welding. He concludes the article by explaining the importance of knowing fume generation rates. WWJ Senior Editor Mike Price caught up with Craig Mayman, Schramm Inc.'s new director of sales for mining and water, in a Water Well Journal Q&A on page 30. Mayman is based in Utah and will replace John Little who will retire from Schramm in September after 40 years of service. Price asks Mayman his thoughts on a variety of topics, including what advice Mayman gives to survive these uncertain economic times. Among other things, Mayman looks forward to the day when some of the technology improvements that are now commonplace in other drilling markets, like electric control, begin making their way into the water well drilling market. Disclaimer Water Well Journal and the National Ground Water Association provide information for guid- ance and information purposes only. This publi- cation is not intended to provide investment, tax, or legal advice. 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