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Water well rehab covered in new NGWA book


February 22, 2017
By Ground Water Canada

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The book, Operational Stage of the Well, was just published by National Ground Water Association press.

The book details how to understand various factors and how they impact well operation and maintenance. Through research, field work and laboratory work, they have developed a method for assessing the information and assigning a value to the well in regard to its health.

Through research, field work and laboratory work the authors have developed a method for assessing the information and assigning a value to the well in regard to its health, the NGWA said in a news release. The information can extend the operational lifespan of existing wells while providing valuable information into the design and operation of new well systems.

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Its authors are longtime industry professionals Thomas M. Hanna, PG, Michael J. Schnieders, PG, PH-GW, and John H. Schnieders, PhD, CPC.

Thomas Hanna, who wrote the 2006 NGWA Press text Guide for Using the Hydrogeologic Classification System for Logging Well Boreholes, has led several NGWA workshops and training sessions for other groups around the country. John Schnieders, author of the 2003 book​ Chemical Cleaning, Disinfection & Decontamination of Water Wells, gave the NGWA Foundation’s William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology presentation in 2002. Michael Schnieders, his son, is delivering the lecture this year.

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