Program Schedule

Mountain States Ground Water Expo 2021
The Aquarius Resort and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
February 11 & 12, 2021


Thursday, February 11, 2021

7:30 am                                Registration Opens

7:30 am – 8:00 am               Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am              Title:  Well Rehabilitation & Development

                                             Speaker: George Dugan, Technical Sales Manager, CETCO Drilling Products Group

                                             Seminar Summary:  The benefits of well rehabilitation, common causes of well fouling, problem evaluations, microorganisms in groundwater, well rehabilitation  products and application guideline, methods of agitation – serge blocks and brushes, thinners/dispersants vs well rehabilitation clay removers (differences and when to use each product), disposal of chemicals after treatment.         

9:15 am – 10:15 am            Title: Saving Money Pumping Groundwater

                                             Speaker: Nicolas Severlynck, CEO, Hose Solutions, Inc.

                                             Seminar Summary:  The importance of, identifying and understanding pumping inefficiencies we often don’t pay attention to.  With that in mind, we will also highlight what is costing us money, how much it is costing, how we can save money and prolong the life of our wells and pumping equipment.        


10:30 am -11:30 am           Title: How Gravel Envelope Wells Work and Work Best

                                             Speaker: Kevin McGillicudy, Chief Hydrogeologist, Roscoe Moss Company

                                             Seminar Summary:  Review of principle well design and operational elements with introductory look at in-well flow dynamics.  


11:30 am – 12:30 pm           Lunch on your own

11:00 am – 3:00 pm             Exhibitor setup


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm           Title: Drilling – Plan for Success

                                             Speaker: Ron Peterson, Drilling Products Specialist, Mountainland Supply

                                             Seminar Summary:  The importance of proper planning and follow through in drilling operations, the value of monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of drilling fluid properties by properly trained rig personnel or a drilling fluids specialist.  


1:45 pm – 2:45 pm              Title: Geophysics & Geology – Two Pieces of the Borehole Puzzle

                                             Speaker: Chris Catalano, Owner/Geologist, GeoLog, LLC

                                             Seminar Summary:  Interpreting geophysical logs, geology and the combination of both to get a clearer picture of the subsurface.


3:00 pm – 6:00 pm               Hospitality Meet & Greet in Exhibit Hall; Beverages Available

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm               Bidder sign up for Auction

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (?)          Buck Lively Scholarship Auction/Raffle Food & Beverages Available  


Friday, February 12, 2021

7:30 am – 10:00 am             Continental Breakfast


8:00 am – 9:00 am              Title: Legal Issues Impacting the Water Well Industry

                                             Speaker: Jesse Richardson, Legal Advisor, Water Systems Council

                                             Seminar Summary: Discussions on current legal and policy developments, including case laws and regulations that impact the water well industry in the Mountain States Region, how contractors can insure that their businesses remain compliant with laws and have their voices heard in the policy and legal process.


9:15 am – 10:15 am            Title: Submersible Pump Sizing and Troubleshooting

                                             Speaker: Todd Hofstra, Field Service Engineer, Franklin Electric

                                             Seminar Summary:  Pump theory, efficiency, sizing, operation and troubleshooting.


10:00 am – 12:30 pm           Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 am – 12:30 pm           Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Area

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm             Exhibit Teardown


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm            Title: Aquascopic Well Rehabilitation/Fishing and Repairing Old Wells with Use of a Camera

                                             Speaker: Ray Roerick, Sales Manager, WellVu

                                             Seminar Summary:  The benefits of using a down hole camera to access well issues and remedies to solve and repair these issues, identify the best fishing techniques to improve your chances of fishing for lost tools or pipe – and more.


1:45 pm – 2:45 pm              Title: Down-Hole Video Techniques:  Easily Seeing in Dirty Water

                                             Speaker: Ray Roerick, Sales Manager, WellVu

                                             Seminar Summary:  This seminar will cover issues such as digital recording, several different techniques to see in “cloudy water”, lighting issues, suspended solids, retrieving encrustation samples off screens, removal of suspended solids and flocking agents available to clear a well, marketing your camera and company as a new source of profit.


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm            Title: Drill Rig Safety on and off your Jobsites!

                                            Speaker: Fred McAninch, Owner/Partner, The Rig Doctors

                                            Seminar Summary:  What you need to know about safety of the drill rig and related equipment for safe and successful water well projects.  Wives should attend!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

8:30 am – 10:00 am            Mountain States Groundwater Board Meeting