Michigan Ground Water Association


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

    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!

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

    Sign up to exhibit or be a sponsor at the 2023 MGWA Annual Education Conference

    DECEMBER 31, 2022 IS THE MAGIC DATE!

    Exhibit booths: Register your booth by December 31, 2022 to receive the Early Bird Booth Fee and be listed in the convention registration brochure as a “Featured Exhibitor!”

    Sponsorships: A special discount is being offered this year to companies signing up as a sponsor prior to December 31. You can save up to $500, depending on your level of sponsorship! Details are in the brochure (which can be accessed via the link below).

    Registration form AND payment must be received by December 31, 2022 in order to qualify for these discounts.

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

Address:
PO Box 12089
Lansing, MI 48901

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