This course will assist water utility superintendents and managers in assessing their groundwater supplies with an eye towards preventive maintenance and well rehabilitation as cost-effective alternatives to new source development. Topics covered include types of wells, terminology, well construction, and materials; well plugging (how and why); techniques and applications for unplugging wells; economics of well development; purchasing well rehabilitation services; and utility experiences. A segment on “Well Consumer Awareness” will present a utility manager’s view of the overall well maintenance process, including a variety of tips, methodologies, and parameters to yardstick your own groundwater supply. The final segment involves a case study on unplugging an iron-plugged well, tying together all coursework covered throughout the day.
Start Date: October 28, 2021
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:45 PM
Location: Madbury Water Treatment Plant, Madbury, NH