Water Well Journal

February 2023

Water Well Journal

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Featured ARTICLES 21 Advantages of Dual Rotary By Mike Price Switching to this drilling method is increasing due to its versatility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness to drill a cased hole through unconsolidated formations. 28 Water Well Journal Q&A By Mike Price Tad Ackerman, Ackerman Drill Bit Services LLC The owner discusses his company with locations and inventory all around the world. 30 Roaring Back By Mike Price Groundwater Week 2022 returned to Las Vegas for the first time since the pandemic and drew its second largest show ever. February 2023 Vol. 77, No. 2 waterwelljournal.com About the cover: Beecroft-Danwell Co. LLC drills a 5-inch steel well with its Derex 1340-12 DR (dual rotary) drill rig in June 2022 in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin. The company was asked to drill there after another water well contractor tried to drill a well with a cable tool rig but was unsuccessful. The well was finished open bottom/natural bottom in gravel. The static water table was at 28 feet and the pumping level was at 75 feet pumping at a rate of 10 gallons per minute. Total well depth was 222 feet deep with 5-inch casing from surface to 222 feet deep. To read more about the advantages of the dual rotary drilling method, see page 21. Photo courtesy Brant Beecroft, Beecroft-Danwell in Frederic, Wisconsin. 2 n February 2023 WWJ

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