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AIPG Workshop – New England Aquifers: Elusive and Complex

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December 1, 2016 - Holiday Inn & Suites Marlborough, 265 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
December 15, 2016 - Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, 172 North Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301

This is a half-day workshop was developed to provide water utility personnel, engineers, hydrogeologists, regulatory officials, and other interested persons in understanding about the sand and gravel and bedrock aquifers their wells are located in and how and why well performance declines over time along with options that are available to rehabilitate your well. The workshop begins with an introduction of the geology and aquifers of New England. From plate tectonics to glacial geology along the effects of weathering that have created the majority of high-yield aquifers located throughout New England. A quick trip through well types, water well terminology, groundwater flow into well screens, and a discussion of specific capacity as it applies to sand and gravel and bedrock aquifers. Specific capacity is easy to calculate and use as a measure of the performance of your well, but something that is often overlooked. Moving forward, there is a segment on declining well performance including a discussion of the chemical, physical, and microbiological factors that are the cause for drop in performance in wells. Improving the performance of your well will be discussed by examining physical and chemical methods to rehabilitate your well and improve specific capacity. Understanding the permitting considerations along with the costs of well rehabilitation services will be discussed. The final segment of the workshop will be case studies on well rehabilitation. This will tie together all of the other segments of the workshop. Registration Fees: $100 AIPG Members / $125 Non-Members | Register online or Registration Form | Event Details | Earn 4 Contact Hours or .4 CEU’s more

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