NEWS - December 2015 – To Drill or Not to Drill? To Pump or Not to Pump? Tulare, California

 
 
 
 
 
 
The workshop, held at the Southern California Edison Energy Education Center in Tulare, provided practical guidance for Central Valley water well owners making decisions about well drilling, equipment installation and water well operation. The objective of the program was to provide farmers, growers and other California Central Valley groundwater end-users with practical technical information to assist them with decisions about developing new groundwater supply, optimizing yield from existing water wells and managing pumping sustainability. The one-day information-exchange workshop involved water industry and irrigation industry experts providing presentations, panel discussions, audience Q & A.  
 
The program was organized in partnership with the Tulare Irrigation District.  The workshop audience of 100 included growers, water utility managers, groundwater end-users and well contractors. 
 
Presentation topics included:
SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT ACT
Paul Hendrix, General Manager, Tulare Irrigation District, Tulare, CA
FAILURES AND PROBLEMS THAT CAN RESULT FROM WELLS DRILLED IN A HURRY
Chris Johnson, President, Aegis Groundwater Consulting, Fresno, CA 
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING THE TYPE OF STEEL FOR WELL CASING AND WELL SCREENS
Kevin McGillicuddy, Hydrogeologist, Roscoe Moss Company, Los Angeles, CA:
AIRBORNE GEOPHYSICS AND HYDROGEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT FOR GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT DECISIONS
James Cannia PG, Aqua Geo Frameworks LLC, Mitchel, NE
WATER WELL DRILLING TECHNOLOGY
Timothy Oman, District Manager, Layne Christensen Company, Santa Paula, CA
SELECTING THE RIGHT PUMP FOR THE JOB – 
Bill Green, Education Manager, Center for Irrigation Technology, Fresno, CA
ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONSIDERATIONS FOR WATER WELL OPERATION
Steve Villegas, Pump Specialist, Southern California Edison, Tulare, CA
FINANCING FOR NEW WELLS: HOW LENDERS AND BANKS ASSESS “RISK”