Well Evaluation, Troubleshooting, and Rehabilitation Short Course

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Date: December 9, 2024
Location: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
CEUs: 4.5 hours



Wells are a critical part of any groundwater supply system, but every well requires periodic maintenance and they will all eventually develop problems. Diagnosing well performance problems can be challenging, as the cause(s) of declining groundwater production are sometimes obscure or even counterintuitive. After the problem has been identified, there will still be challenges to effectively rehabilitate the well. This in-person short course will provide a logical progression of analytical techniques and case studies, so attendees will gain familiarity with methods and perspectives that will help guide them through the maze of well evaluation/rehabilitation alternatives and pitfalls. Multiple well assessment tools and techniques will be presented, along with various methods for structural modification of wells. Attendees will participate in brief breakout groups so they will gain hands-on experience with the application of these analytical techniques.

Who should attend: 

  • Hydrologists, Geologists, Engineers, and other Groundwater Professionals
  • Managers with Planning, Specifying, and Oversight Responsibilities for Groundwater Supply or Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Projects 
  • Water Well Contractors  
  • Federal, State, and Local Natural Resources Personnel 
  • Public and Private Water System Mangers/Officials

Fees and registration

On/before before November 8, 2024:

  • Members-$349

  • Non-Members-$499

After November 8, 2024

  • Members-$449

  • Non-Members-$599

This is an in-person course the day before Groundwater Week. There is not a virtual option.

There will be no on-site registration. The cut-off for registration is December 8, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Course Agenda
1) Classification of Well Problems with breakout session activity
a) Is it a well, pump or aquifer problem? 
b) Possible symptoms of the problem

2) Well Analysis Tools with breakout session activities
a) Literature Review & General Investigation
b) Aquifer Testing
c) Pump Equipment Evaluation
d) Video Survey Analyses
e) Flow Profile Analysis
f) Other Surveys

3) Well Rehabilitation Methods with breakout session
a) Mechanical Cleaning
b) Chemical Treatment
c) Structural Modification of the Well
d) Post Treatment Follow-Up
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109