In my travels I find that many businesses today are owned by a person or persons that know nothing about the business they own. Some own several businesses and in many cases these people attempt to micromanage a business that they know nothing about.
As I wrote in my last column, the pitless adapter is a rather simple but important device used to complete a modern well. All of these have a way of keeping pumped water below the freezing point or frost line.
If anyone gets around, it’s Gary Sprowls, MGWC, a drilling supervisor at Jackson Geothermal, based in Mansfield, Ohio. Sprowls oversees commercial geothermal closed loop jobs in states including, but not limited to Ohio, Missouri, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Kentucky.
George Bailey, vice president of Industrial Test Systems Inc., is very familiar with water quality testing and the significance it holds. Just because private water sources aren’t regulated the way public sources are doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be tested regularly and proficiently.
U.S. drilling industry members and two Christian charities donated equipment, supplies and expertise last May to rehabilitate and return a partially-blocked primary water well to full-capacity in Sendafa, Ethiopia. The well and its water are vital to the water quantity, health and wellbeing of Sendafa’s 15,000 residents.
Clean, accessible water — one of life’s basic necessities — saves lives around the world, but in some regions, including Africa, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, villagers walk miles to collect water from a potentially contaminated source. Missionaries improve the villagers’ quality of life by drilling community water wells.
Pumping professionals face the ever-growing daily challenge of recommending and installing the most efficient system for customers. Digging through the uncertainties of efficiency regulations, mandates and parameters is tough, especially when efficiencies alone don’t tell the whole story.