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June 30 was an important day for well drillers in Quebec: that was the deadline for installing a new emergency-stop system on drills to comply with CSST requirements.
  Aug. 29, 2014, Surrey, B.C. – The Northern Ontario Institute of Technology has nominated Ray Roussy, developer of modern day sonic drilling technology, for an Ontario Premier's award.
Aug. 1, 2014, Los Angeles – California's three-year drought has sparked a surge in demand for wells. With federal and state allocations of surface water reduced, growers are searching deeper underground for sources of water. | READ MORE
July 9, 2014, Sacramento, CA – California water well professionals are working around the clock, drilling wells for farmers desperate to keep their crops from turning to dust, reports CBS News. | READ MORE
July 7, 2014, Halifax – The majority of people who offered opinions for a report on hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia say they want a ban or moratorium on the industry based on concerns about potential impact on ground water. The Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
July 2, 2014, Canada – The current debate leaves out so much, says The Tyee's Andrew Nikiforuk in an in-depth opinion piece that outlines research on hydraulic fracking. | READ MORE
June 30, 2014, Albany, NY – New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practise within their borders. | READ MORE
Go Okanagan! TV presents some new and very cool old drilling technology on display at the 2014 Canwell trade show.
June 16, 2014, Prince Edward Island – Cavendish Farms says it may be forced to downsize its operations and investments in Prince Edward Island if government does not lift its moratorium on deep-water wells, reports the Journal Pioneer. | READ MORE
May 21, 2014, Westerville, OH – Ronald B. Peterson, will present the 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well Technology, “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach,” hosted by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation.
April 2, 2014, Westerville, OH – U.S. EPA has modified its final rules to allow the use of new exempt engines to replace failed engines in water well drilling rigs up to 40 years old.
I went to my first two ground water industry events, and, lo and happily behold, golf was an option for both of them. In my last editorial, I saw the links (no pun intended) between my other forays into food writing and the ground water industry. It’s nice to see the ground water industry gathers to play a sport I love and have also written much about.
Tiger Woods pumps fists. You pump water. Each signals victory: a golf ball rolling into the cup or water rolling from the tap. Unfortunately, only one will lower your handicap.
Every driller has done a pump test and measured water levels to determine well performance. Often, especially for long tests, pressure transducers are used to collect the water level data. The water level is easy to graph and the textbooks say the pump test data should look something like Figure A.
The Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) hosted our industry for three days of work and play at their 59th annual convention and trade show.
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