2024 Schedule


Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Mountain States Groundwater Expo Golf Outing

Mojave Resort Golf Club ~ 9905 Aha Macav Pky, Laughlin, NV 85029

12:30pm Nevada Time ~ Shotgun Start ~

Fees Include:  Golf, hat, boxed lunch and two drink tickets

Entry fee:  $135 per player / $540 per foursome

Singles will be made into teams – if you request playing with other singles, let us know and we will try to accommodate as we can!

Thursday, February 8, 2024

7:30 am

Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Water Well Rehabilitation with Chemistry

Speaker: Norman Howard, Technical Sales Engineer, Cotey Chemical

Seminar Summary: How to use chemistry to assist in water well redevelopment.

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Permanent Magnet Motors vs Induction Motors

Speaker: Paul Vranjes, Field Service Engineer, Franklin Electric

Seminar Summary: Discuss advantages and distinctions between Induction Motors and Permanent Magnet Motors.

10:30 am -11:30 am

Basics of Gravel Envelope Well Design

Speaker: Kevin McGillicuddy, P.G., Chief Hydrogeologist, Roscoe Moss Company

Seminar Summary: This presentation will highlight the essential steps involved in the design and construction of a gravel envelope well, including gravel pack selection, screen slot sizing and well development techniques.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own/ Outdoor Exhibits

11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibitor setup in Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Solar Basics

Speaker: Logan Mason, Southern Regional Manager, Lorentz Solar Water Pumps

Seminar Summary: Solar Terminology, Technology, Components, Safety, Opportunities and more.

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Saving Money, Pumping Groundwater

Speaker: Dean Foster, Engineer, Hose Solutions, Inc. 

Seminar Summary: Drops in performance and rising maintenance costs are often overlooked, causing operational costs to skyrocket. With that in mind, we will focus on pumping efficiencies and highlight what it costing us money, how much it is costing, how we can save money and prolong the life of our wells and equipment.

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Exhibit Hall open; Hospitality Meet & Greet in Exhibit Hall; Beverages Available

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bidders Sign up for Auction         

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buck Lively Scholarship Auction and Raffle, Food and Beverages Available

Friday, February 9, 2024

7:30 am – 10:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Current Legal Issues affecting the Water Well Industry

Speaker: Jesse Richardson - Legal Advisor, Water Systems Council

Seminar Summary: Discussions of the latest legal and policy developments, current laws and regulations that impact the water well industry in the Mountain States Region. How contractors can remain compliant with laws and still have their voices heard in the policy and legal process.

9:15 am – 10:15 am

New Products from the Research & Development Pipeline

Speaker: George Dugan, Technical Sales Manager, CETCO 

Seminar Summary: An informative yet generic look at exciting new products currently available and others in development that are designed to solve problems and be better for the environment.  

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

Ask the Professionals

Panel: Fred Rothauge, Kevin McGillicuddy, Ron Peterson, George Dugan, Paul Vranjes

Seminar Summary: A panel of various industry professionals will be available to answer questions about “anything Ground Water” that contractors may have but were afraid to ask or not sure who to ask.  

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Seeing Through Dirty Water for Well Rehabilitation Diagnostics

Speaker: Ray Roerick, International Sales Manager, Well Vu

Seminar Summary: How far will your camera see? What does your camera see? Various ways of determining what it sees and remedies to resolve the issues that may cause problems.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drilling Project Planning

Speaker: Ron Peterson, Drilling Products Specialist, Mountainland Pump & Drilling Supply

Seminar Summary: The importance of knowing the challenges and objectives of a drilling project and selecting the drilling system and fluid to best deal with those challenges and achieve the objectives.

4:00 pm

$400 Gift Card Drawing: Only available to those present at the end of this presentation

Saturday, February 10, 2024

8:30 am – 10:00 am        Mountain States Ground Water Board Meeting