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2023 MGWA Annual Education Conference and Fundamentals Training

  • February 09, 2023
  • 7:30 AM
  • February 10, 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • JW Marriott, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Dear 2023 MGWA Education Event Attendees:

February 2023 will see the MGWA in Grand Rapids again at the JW Marriott. We hope that you will join us and continue your professional development with us! We will have dedicated time for you to visit with vendors representing our professional groundwater industry, and we hope that you will join us at our Annual Meeting as we move forward!

A Message from the President

To all attendees:

As we enter into our third year with this new format, we will continue to utilize the expertise of our manufacturers and suppliers for our education courses, as well as participate with the DEGLE once again. We will once again have a dedicated time to view tabletop displays from our supporting manufacturer and supplier members, a banquet, and Annual Meeting to conduct our association business. On behalf of the MGWA Board of Directors and the Conference Committee, I want to thank you for your patience as we continue to move in this new direction, and them for their hard work in getting this show put together. We are “Better Together” and we continue to show this as members of MGWA.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you in Grand Rapids.

Sincerely,
Charles “Buddy” Sebastian President, MGWA

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(subject to change)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Fundamentals

  • 7:45 a.m. — Registration
  • 8:00-8:45 a.m. — Drilling Methods in Michigan
  • 8:45-9:30 a.m. — Well Plugging, Grouting Code (Techniques and Conditions)
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. — Break
  • 9:45-10:30 a.m. — Well Chlorination/Disinfection
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m. — Well Classification, Wellhead Completion, Isolation
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Coordinate, Cooperate, Communicate (EGLE, MGWA, Health Departments)
  • 12:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. — Well Records
  • 2:00 p.m. — Commonly Misinterpreted Rules
  • 2:30-2:45 p.m. — Break
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m. — Well Drillers and Pump Installers Exam — Qualifications and Application Process
  • 3:15-6:00 p.m. — Vendor Tabletop Exhibits
  • 6:00 p.m. — Exhibits close
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. — Reception and Banquet

MGWA Education Offerings

  • 7:45 a.m. — Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. — MDOT — Avoid a Negative Inspection
  • 9:00 a.m. — What Is Your Advertising Footprint?
  • 10:00 a.m. — Break
  • 10:15 a.m. — Hydraulics in the Industry
  • 11:00 a.m. — Look Up and Live
  • 12:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. — Dual Tube Flooded Reverse Drilling
  • 1:30 p.m. — Mental Wellbeing
  • 2:00 p.m. — Break
  • 3:00-6:00 p.m. — Vendor Tabletop Exhibits
  • 6:00 p.m. — Exhibits close
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. — Reception and Banquet

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Fundamentals

  • 7:45 a.m. — Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. — Water System Sizing and Design
  • 9:00 a.m. — Pump Principles, Design and Application
  • 10:00 a.m. — Break
  • 10:15 a.m. — Pressure Tank Principles, Sizing, and Installation
  • 11:00 a.m. — VFD Principles and Installation
  • 12:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. — Sample Identification (2-hour presentation)
  • 2:00 p.m. — Michigan Geological Survey
  • 3:00 p.m. — Break
  • 3:15 p.m. — Electrical Test Instruments and Procedures
  • 3:45 p.m. — Electrical Equipment Testing with Meters
  • 5:00 p.m. — End of Day

MGWA Education Offerings

  • 7:45 a.m. — Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. — Annual Meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. — Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. — Break
  • 10:15 a.m. — EGLE and Industry Meeting
  • 11:00 a.m. — 2023 McEllhiney Lecturer
  • 12:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. — Correction Notices
  • 2:00 p.m. — Gen X and Boomers — Working Together
  • 3:00 p.m. — Break
  • 3:15 p.m. — Miss Dig Updates
  • 3:45 p.m. — MiOSHA Panel — Workplace Safety

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM TODAY!

JW Marriott Grand Rapids
235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Reservations: Room rates are $194 a night and reservations can be made at (877) 901-6632. In order to obtain the best rate, call and reserve your room before January 20, 2023. After this date, you will not receive the group rate!

Contact Us
Office:  (855) 225-6492
Fax: (614) 898-7786
Email: info@michigangroundwater.com

Address:
PO Box 12089
Lansing, MI 48901

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