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Book on water wells provides practical information for all industry professionals

July 12, 2019  By Ground Water Canada

A new reference book called The Art of Water Wells by registered professional geologist Marvin F. Glotfelty provides a comprehensive overview of well systems for everyone working in the ground water field.

The book, which provides practical information on water wells, including site selection, design, drilling methods and economics­, is written in a fashion that is understandable, technically accurate and applicable to real-world situations, publisher NGWA Press said in a news release.

At more than 170 pages and featuring numerous drawings, photos, tables, and appendices, The Art of Water Wells is designed to be a valuable resource for well designers, contractors, engineers, water managers and hydrogeologists.


Glotfelty was the National Ground Water Association’s Distinguished McEllhiney Lecturer in 2012. He is a registered professional geologist in Arizona and California and a licensed well driller in Arizona. Glotfelty has been involved in the design, installation, rehabilitation and abandonment of more than 900 water wells in the southwestern United States.

The book costs $65 US for NGWA members; $75 US for non-members.

To order, go to the NGWA Bookstore at

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