LGWA Making Connections

From the Executive Director’s Desk As I sit here today, the world is beginning to look different than it has the last fifteen months. I believe we have turned the corner on COVID-19, the financial picture seems to be improving, and we had a successful “in person” convention. It sure feels good to finally have COVID-19 and Zoom on the run. Our one-day convention went very smoothly on April 13th, with almost 150 people in attendance. The speakers were well accepted, and I heard a lot of our members comment on the interest in the topics presented. If you have topics that are applicable to our industry and a possible presenter, please let me know, and I will try to arrange it. This is your convention, and we would like to deliver presentations that fit the needs that will aid you in your business. The 2022 Convention has been set for January 12, 2022. Thank God for the Paragon and the large event center. We can do every- thing in one confined area without conflict from other activities in the building. Eating at the buffet we all enjoy is still a challenge, but maybe that problem will be resolved by January. As we approach our busiest season of the year, I urge you to be safe, contact 811 before you dig, watch out for overhead power lines, protect your health, and love your families. Remember, you are dealing with the most precious resource on earth! Joel Joel Walton LGWA Executive Director Making Connections The Official Publication of the Louisiana Ground Water Association Volume 6 Issue 1 Summer 2021 Get Association Help™ Division of WorldWide Drilling Resource, Inc. PO Box 660 Bonifay, FL 32425-0660 Inside this issue: Chicot Aquifer Faces a Critical Shortage.........2 Did You Know?...................................................3 Driving with Safety in Mind..............................4 Why Groundwater is Important to Lakes.........5 Memories from the 2021 LGWA Annual Convention & Trade Show............................6-7 Using Borehole Geophysical Logs to Select Your Screen Interval...........................................8 Overheating isn’t Cool.......................................8 Using Beer to Treat Wastewater........................9 Common Causes of Well Failure.....................10 Protecting the Top of the Well.........................11 Being a Professional Takes Work...................11 Special thanks to the advertisers supporting this newsletter: GEFCO (BAUER Equipment America, Inc.).......................3 SIMCODrilling Equipment................................................9 gefco.com simcodrill.com WPS (Wholesale Pump & Supply)..........................................12 wpspump.com The views expressed in Making Connections do not necessarily reflect the position of the Louisiana Ground Water Association. We be- lieve in free speech and encourage contributors to voice their opinions.

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