Water Well Journal

February 2021

Water Well Journal

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webtrol.com Get Submersible Pumps Factory Direct! Call us at 800-769-7867, or email customerservice@webtrol.com. Buying direct gives authorized dealers unique advantages: • Factory direct pricing • Streamlined warranty • Express technical support • Individualized inventory programs • Protected territories WWJ CLOSEUP waterwelljournal.com 10 n February 2021 WWJ NIC SPROWLS Water Well System Professional Beinhower Bros. Drilling Co. Johnstown, Ohio BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED? "Your words are like toothpaste; once they come out, they are hard to put back." If you've ever tried to put toothpaste back in the tube, you know it's nearly impossible. Your words can be harmful and powerful, but at the same time, good words left in the tube aren't much good either. IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL SELF? Balance between my work and personal life. Some get into rebuilding old cars, hunting. I enjoy working on the rig, in- stalling pumps, digging ditches. I would definitely change my work/life balance—as long as the sun isn't out and I'm not too busy at work. MOST SATISFYING PART OF YOUR JOB? Without a doubt delivering a supply of good water to a home—whether that's drilling the well, installing a new pump system, or getting an existing home back with water on a ser- vice call. I really enjoy the interaction with people and having the ability to help them. HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR DRILL BITS LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE? Using the right bit for the job. I'll run bits in overburden and others in bedrock. I wouldn't use a mill tooth bit to run several hundred feet of limestone, and I wouldn't use a hammer in gravel. I also do my best to keep that bit clean. WHICH DRILLING TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE MOST OFTEN? We use a top-head rotary rig. Most wells at least start with mud/fluid drilling with a good percentage taking water from a sand and gravel aquifer. There are also several wells that end up in bedrock where we fluid drill to bedrock, set casing, then air drill the bottom part of the well. NO. 1 DRILLING TIP YOU'VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS? Drilling isn't a cookie-cutter process. Just because something worked 20 years ago doesn't mean it will automatically work today—whether that be a certain rig, process, or mindset. I always try to get better every day and do my best to deliver a top-notch water well to our customers.

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