Water Well Journal

January 2017

Water Well Journal

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NGWA Offers Well Maintenance Documents to Help Contractors NGWA has designed contract documents designed to aid water well contractors who are drilling wells, installing pump systems, or who want to increase revenue by locking in resi- dential water well inspection and maintenance work. • Water Well Drilling Agreement and Instructions for Use • Water Well Pump System Installation Agreement and Instructions for Use • General Contractor Residential Water Well Inspection and Maintenance Services These documents were created by NGWA's legal counsel, member volunteers, and staff. They go over necessary parts and terms of a contract and feature sample contracts as well. These documents can be found in the NGWA Bookstore at www.NGWA.org. Private Well Owner Tools Help Educate Your Customers, Enhance Customer Service More than 20 online well owner lessons, along with a host of other well owner tools, are now available to you online at NGWA's Wellowner.org to use to help educate your customers and improve customer service. These free online lessons take 12-15 minutes each and cover a range of topics ranging from water testing and treat- ment to water well maintenance and groundwater protection issues to finding a water well professional. Homeowners can gain peace of mind about their well systems by watching these lessons. Additional tools include: • Monthly tip sheets • Manuals for well owners • Well financing video • Webinars • Smartphone app. To access these tools, which are made possible by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NGWA, visit www.wellowner.org/tools. NGWA Provides Industry BSPs on Water Quality and Treatment NGWA has a variety of industry "best suggested practices" for issues with water quality and treatment, including: • Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Arsenic in Residential Water Well Systems • Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Boron in Residential Water Well Systems • Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Fluoride in Residential Water Well Systems • Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide in Residential Water Well Systems The LOG Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW 2017 McEllhiney Lecturer Benefactor since 2006 of the NGWREF William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology. Operated by NGWA, NGWREF is a 501(c)(3) public foundation focused on conducting educational, research, and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater. Thanks to Franklin Electric's generous 'nancial support of NGWREF's William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology, tens of thousands of water well contractors and pump installers—and their customers— have bene'tted from the knowledge shared during these presentations. And this tradition continues in 2017. Learn about advancements that have been made regarding water well design, construction, development, operation, and maintenance during the 2017 NGWREF McEllhiney Lectures, "De'ning the Operational Age of a Well: Predicting Maintenance Issues in Advance of Failure" and "Rede'ning Life Expectations of New Wells Through an Analysis of Past Failures," being presented by Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW. Visit NGWA.org/NGWREF to view this year's lecture schedule as well as learn more about NGWREF and how you, too, can make a dišerence. Every gift counts! Thank you, Franklin Electric, for making a dierence. waterwelljournal.com 16 January 2017 WWJ

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