Challenging conditions are par for the course for water-well drillers. While one drilling company is restoring non-functioning and abandoned wells near Milan, Italy, with the help of diesel technology, another is using a new angled drilling technique to get water for desperate farmers in Quebec.
Groundwater Week welcomed more than 5,000 attendees and 286 exhibitors to Las Vegas for a unique opportunity to learn about their own and other facets of the industry, scope out new products and compare notes with their peers.
Drillers, manufacturers and suppliers from five provinces met at the Atlantic Water Well Association in Truro, N.S., to hear expert speakers, see what manufacturers and suppliers had to offer, compare notes with old friends, and enjoy some delicious seafood chowder and grog.
My visit to Hub Well Drilling Ltd. on a rainy September morning near Truro, N.S., begins with a tour around the business office, shop and storeroom, and a lively chat with owner and operator Brian Johnson.
Our fall edition showcased 10 fine young ground water professionals. Unfortunately finding great employees like those we featured seems harder and harder to do. It’s still the No. 1 challenge and threat to the water well industry.
Wainwright, Alta. – The federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has announced more than $5.7 million for wetland system measures including stormwater management in the town of Wainwright, Alta.
This column is both hard and easy to write. Hard because I’m looking back on the career of Lewis Hopper, a champion of Canadian water well drilling who is no longer with us. Easy because I’m looking forward to a new generation of the industry – and they are an inspiring bunch.