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MGWA 96th Annual Education Conference and Trade Show — Attendees

  • March 12, 2024
  • 7:30 AM
  • March 13, 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme, Michigan

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Dear Friends of the Michigan Ground Water Association:

As we celebrate our 96th anniversary, it is our hope that you will join us at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Michigan, to continue to support the MGWA and our efforts to provide the strongest voice possible on groundwater issues and our industry in the state of Michigan.

Participation is vital to continue to grow our voice and speak up about our industry. Learn more about our continued efforts in person, as well as visit with the industry professionals who will be on hand to exhibit, share knowledge, and advocate for groundwater.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(subject to change)

OPTION 1: FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING

Tuesday, March 12

  • 7:45 a.m. — Registration opens
  • 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
  • 11:15-11:30 a.m. — Break
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Coordinate, Cooperate, Communicate (EGLE, MGWA, health departments, suppliers)
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. — Well Records
  • 2:00-2:30 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
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. — Reception and Banquet

Wednesday, March 13

  • 7:45 a.m. — Registration opens
  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. — Water System Sizing and Design
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. — Pump Principles, Design, and Application
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m. — Break
  • 10:15-11:00 a.m. — Pressure Tank Principles, Sizing, and Installation
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — VFD Principles and Installation (panel presentation)
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. — Sample Identification
  • 3:00-3:15 p.m. — Break
  • 3:15-4:00 p.m. — Water Conditioning and Treatment
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. — Electrical Equipment Testing Overview

OPTION 2: MGWA PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Tuesday, March 12

  • 7:45 a.m. — Registration opens
  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. — Working on and with Flowing Wells
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. — Decode the Code
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m. — Break
  • 10:15-11:00 a.m. — Electrical Safety
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Business Management — NGWA Business Pro
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. — MDOT Update
  • 2:00-3:00 p.m. — Hydrology and Hydraulics of Michigan Aquifers
  • 3:00-6:00 p.m. — Vendor tabletop exhibits
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. — Reception and Banquet

Wednesday, March 13

  • 7:45 a.m. — Registration opens
  • 8:00-10 a.m. — Annual Meeting
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m. — Break
  • 10:15-11:00 a.m. — EGLE and MGWA Roundtable
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Incorporating Water Treatment into Your Business
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. — Sample Identification
  • 3:00-3:15 p.m. — Break
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m. — Training and Retention of New Hires
  • 3:45-5:00 p.m. — Safety on the Job

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM TODAY!


Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.
Acme, Michigan 49601
(800) 968-7352

Accommodations: MGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $169 per night, plus any applicable resort fees, taxes, etc. This rate applies to the MGWA room block and is valid until the February 1 cutoff date, unless our room block has been filled before that date. Click here to make your reservations online or phone (213) 534-6001 and speak with a reservations agent. To receive our discounted rate, mention the Michigan Ground Water Association, the MGWA 96th Annual Education Conference and Trade Show, or code MGWA224. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.

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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