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MWWA Convention & Trade Show January 27-29, 2008 Kelly Inn/St. Cloud Civic Center St. Cloud, MN

Dues Renewal form available inside

Dear Friends of the Minnesota Water Well Association: We are excited to host our Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Cloud in January 2008! This year brings you an excellent lineup of speakers and a trade show like you’ve never seen. Make plans now to attend the 86th Annual Convention and Trade Show in St. Cloud! Learn more about St. Cloud by contacting the St. Cloud Convention & Visitors Bureau: St. Cloud Convention & Visitors Bureau 525 Hwy. 10, Suite 1 St. Cloud, MN 56304

Professionalism Minnesota Water Well Association members are more than quality contractors. They are

professionals dedicated to the water well industry and stewards of our water systems. The MWWA Annual Convention emphasizes professionalism through continuing education and access to leading edge technologies.

Earn Your Continuing Education Units

The MWWA Convention and trade show is the best place to earn your CEUs. By attending the convention, you will have the opportunity to receive all the credits you need to maintain your license. CEUs have been approved through the Minnesota Department of Health for the 2008 convention seminars.

Don’t Forget the Trade Show

With more rig space than ever, we expect this year’s show to be the largest in many years! Visit the trade show on Monday, January 28 from Noon – 5pm. Featured exhibitors include: Baker Manufacturing Baroid Drilling Products Bennerotte Boart Longyear Company Burk and Associates CETCO Down Hole Products Duluth CVB First Supply Flexcon Industries Franklin Electric GEFCO


General Casualty Goodin Co. Hole Products Johnson Screens Lakos Separators Minnesota Water Well Association MVTL NDS Drilling Supply Overland Insurance Pentair Peterson Derricks

Pipleing Pipeline Supply, Inc. Preferred Pump & Equipment Red Rock Flint Schramm SIMCO Drilling Equipment SVL Vermeer Victor Pipe AND MORE!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 – Kelly Inn NEW IN 2008! 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DOT (6 CEs Approved)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hazwopper (6 CEs Approved)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

MWWA Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Geothermal Panel (2 CEs Approved)

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Franklin Electric (1 CE Approved)

6:00-11:00 p.m.


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Past Presidents Meeting

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

DNR/Rural Water Issues/Sustainability (2 CEs Approved)

10:15 – Noon

KEYNOTE: McElhiney Lecture (2 CEs Approved)

Noon – 5:00 p.m.


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Social Hour (at Kelly Inn)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Banquet, Scholarship and NGWA Speaker (At Kelly Inn)

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Casino Night and Prize Drawing (At Kelly Inn)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 – Kelly Inn 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 9:45 a.m.

MDH Update (2 CEs Approved)

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

AGWT (2 CEs Approved)

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting & Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 a. GSOC (1 CE Approved) b. First Aid (Part 1) (1 CE Approved)

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION 2 a. CWI (1 CE Approved) b. First Aid (Part 2) (1 CE Approved)

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

Schedule At-a-Glace

Monday, January 28, 2008 – St. Cloud Civic Center


Convention Banquet – Monday, January 28 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Speaker - Alan Eades 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Banquet

Casino Night – Monday, January 28, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Join us for an exciting night of Texas Holdʼem, Three-Way Action Poker, and Blackjack. Casino timeline is as follows: 7:30 - 9:45 p.m. Casino Tables Open 9:30 - 9:45 p.m. Last “No Limit” Hand Cash-In 9:45 - 10:00 p.m. Prize Drawings We will hold a drawing to benefit the Dave Williams Education Foundation. Learn more about the Dave Williams Foundation on page 9. Attendees are welcome to donate items to give away for this prize drawing. Items can be sent to the MWWA office, Attn: MWWA Prize Drawing. All prizes will be drawn during Casino Night on Monday, and all donors will be announced as well.

Spouse Program – Monday, January 28 9:15 a.m.

Meet in Kelly Inn Lobby

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Northern Brights - Includes a snack in the morning and luncheon provided by Short Stop Catering


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9:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast provided at Kelly Inn

9:30 a.m.

Speaker from Fairview Gardens (Chandra Gebhardt)

10:30 a.m.

Speaker from Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau

Thank you to our Sponsors: Drill Rig Level ($2500):

Franklin Electric NDS Drilling Supply

Water Truck Level ($1500): Back Hoe Level ($250): First Supply Brainerd Boart Longyear Flexcon Industries General Casualty

Sunday, January 27, 2008 (Kelly Inn) 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DOT (6 CEs Approved) This discussion will cover 49CFR and part 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, 396, 382 and 383. This will cover everything from driver’s licenses to health certificates, hours of service, and vehicle maintenance. It will also discuss Federal Drug and Alcohol testing, and how to prepare for a DOT audit.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hazwopper (6 CEs Approved) Site Worker Refresher Course by the Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Who Should Attend Site Worker Courses? Hazardous waste site workers, site safety officers, drillers, engineers, consultants, responsible parties, industrial hygienists, site inspectors, regulators, and others involved in hazardous waste site clean-up at a site.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

4:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Geothermal Panel (2 CEs Approved) Jack Henrich will moderate a Geothermal Panel presentation. Panel Members will be Bob Thein, Scott Jones, Mike Convery and Bobbi Henrich. This will cover current activities by each panel member, current best practices, industry updates, new products, issues, unique sites as well as open forum for questions and answers including discussion. Schedule continued on page 6


8-hour Site Worker Refresher This course is designed to meet the OSHA requirements for annual refresher training for individuals who have previously completed a 24- or 40-hour Site Worker Course. Topics include: incident review, hazard recognition/evaluation/control review, health and safety program requirements and regulations, monitoring equipment, respiratory protection, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment. *NIEHS approved. This course is designed to meet OSHA training requirements under 29CFR1910.120 for hazardous materials site workers as mandated by the “Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.”


5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Franklin Electric (1 CE Approved) The Franklin Electric Drives and Controls Seminar will include information on VFD Basics; how they work, how we use them with submersible motors, advantages, features and benefits for you as well as features and benefits for your customers. Hospitality

Monday, January 29, 2007 (St. Cloud Civic Center) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Past Presidents Meeting

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

DNR/Rural Water Issues/Sustainability (2 CEs Approved) Laurel Reeves, Water Appropriation Program Manager, Minnesota DNR Waters This session will discuss many topics related to: Minnesota water law & water use procedures, basic water law, water appropriation permitting, well interference procedures, water use conflict procedures, water sustainability, and rural water issues. There will also be discussion of water supply analysis (including aquifer testing for high volume appropriations), nontraditional aquifer analysis and general points about well information/well construction information to be provided by consultants/proposers thresholds.

9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


10:15 – Noon


Spouse Program (see page 4) KEYNOTE: McElhiney Lecture (2 CEs Approved) F. Michael Krautkramer, LHG, RG, has been chosen as the 2008 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer. “How Much Is Enough? Making Decisions in the Water Well Industry” is the title of Krautkramer’s lecture. Every water well project begins with decisions about how deep to target a well and how large a borehole diameter should be to start. Hopefully it ends with decisions about how to test the well and what production rate and pump setting should be specified. In between, there are decisions to be made every day that will determine the success of the project and the satisfaction of the customer. How those decisions are made is important. How those decisions are explained to the customer and how to include them in the decision-making process can be equally important, both to the customer and to your business. Schedule continued on page 7

This lecture will discuss rational methods by which to address questions such as: How deep is deep enough when drilling for a given customer? How sophisticated should the completion of a given well be? How much development of this well is warranted? What testing method should be used, at what rate, and for how long? And the biggest question of them all: how much water should you tell the customer he/she can reliably expect from this well? There will also be discussion on how to make these decisions in a way that can be explained to the well owner — and can be defended should anyone try to second-guess the decisions at some later date. Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Lunch and TRADE SHOW

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Social Hour (at Kelly Inn)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Banquet, Scholarship and NGWA Speaker

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Casino Night and Prize Drawing

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 (Kelly Inn) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:45 a.m.

MDH Update (2 CEs Approved) Dan Wilson, Well Management Division, Minnesota Department of Health Dan Wilson and senior staff of the MDH Well Management Program will provide an update on changes in statutes and rules, needto-know information about licensing and approved products, an update on recent enforcement actions, and information about other events and developments over the past year.

10:00 - 11:45 a.m.

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Break AGWT (2 CEs Approved) Andrew Stone, Executive Director, American Ground Water Trust Ground Water and Water Well Education Strategies for Minnesota – Why, what, how? Principal water quality and quantity issues related to Minnesota’s ground water Are there constraints on growth of the ground water industry? • Resource base & competing demands • Environmental concerns for aquatic habitat • The role of wells in regional planning decisions • Public perception of well integrity and dependability


9:45 – 10:00 a.m.


• • • Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting and Lunch

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 1 a. GSOC (1 CE Approved) This is the mandatory training class you need to process your locates online with Gopher State One Call. This one hour class will show you how and teaches you the necessary steps in processing your locates using the Internet. I-Tic, which stands for Internet Ticket, allows you to process your locates on your schedule, 24-hour access to GSOC, as well as map out the location of your planned excavation. b. First Aid (Part 1) (1 CE Approved) If you’re a Human Resources or Workplace Safety Professional or are responsible for planning activities for the members of your church, club or other organization, your Red Cross has a great, inexpensive way to help you build morale, create a safer environment and have fun while learning about CPR and First Aid. Like most people, you know that CPR and First Aid are important lifesaving tools. But you might not know where to start. This is the place!

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2 a. CWI (1 CE Approved) Emily Bauer, MN Geological Survey This is a hands-on demo and Q&A about the latest web version of CWI. b. First Aid (Part 2) (1 CE Approved) If you’re a Human Resources or Workplace Safety Professional or are responsible for planning activities for the members of your church, club or other organization, your Red Cross has a great, inexpensive way to help you build morale, create a safer environment and have fun while learning about CPR and First Aid. Like most people, you know that CPR and First Aid are important lifesaving tools. But you might not know where to start. This is the place!

Schedule 8

• Legislative hurdles for the ground water industry, (good or bad?) Assessing the level of expertise of the state’s well industry professionals Reasons to communicate with the public on well and ground water issues Successful strategies to “educate” citizens, communities and decision-makers

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

Dave Williams Fund Thanks to many members and other respected contributors, MWWA is proud to help create awareness and educate the public about Minnesota’s ground water supplies. MWWA’s Dave Williams Fund, as established by the Board of Directors, is separate and selfsustaining; individuals and/or companies may contribute. The fund is used strictly to educate the public so that they may make informed decisions regarding the source of their water. When you contribute at least $25 to the fund, you receive these benefits: acknowledgement in Well Advised, MWWA’s newsletter; recognition at the MWWA Convention; your name listed in the membership directory; and the satisfaction of giving the public the right information about their water supply. To contribute to the Dave Williams Fund, simply send a check for $25 or more to: MWWA – Dave Schulenberg 1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252 Saint Paul, MN 55114 651-290-6270 phone 651-290-2266 fax Or give your donation to any board member at the convention.

Live Auction to Be Held Again This Year! Again this year we will have a live auction before the Casino Night to raise money for the Dave Williams Foundation. We will again auction off the Screen Lamp (last year the winner was Loren Lambert) as well as Drill Rig (last year the winner was Franklin Electric). These are both traveling items to be returned to the convention the following year, which gives you more than 348 days to proudly display the item in your shop and show your continuing support for the Association and the future of the industry.


Conference Speakers Emily Bauer Emily Bauer, Minnesota Geological Survey, has been using and working with CWI since starting work at the Minnesota Geological Survey in 1989.

Conference Speakers

Dennis Creen


Dennis Creen began his employment with the State of Minnesota in March of 1987 as a Commercial Vehicle Inspector for the Minnesota State Patrol. He worked at the St. Croix Scale until September 1993. While assigned to the scale his responsibilities included: doing vehicle inspections, interviewing drivers and weighing trucks. Creen then transferred to MN/DOT’s Office of Motor Carrier Services, where he worked first as a complaint investigator, then a compliance auditor, then a trainer. Now he is back to (primarily) being a field investigator (auditor). He visits carriers and conducts Federal and State Compliance Reviews (CRs). As part of the compliance review process, He gathers evidence for prosecution of carriers and drivers.

F. Michael Krautkramer Krautkramer is a vice president and principal hydrogeologist of Robinson, Noble & Saltbush Inc. and has nearly 35 years of experience in applying hydrogeologic principles to the definition, development, and protection of ground water resources. Projects typically include ground water resource definition, well design, testing and drilling management, ground water/ surface water basin analyses, and identi-

fication/abatement of aquifer contamination problems. This work has required a partnership with the drilling industry that has endured throughout his career. In part because of this partnership, he has earned a reputation as a problem-solver who uses practical methods to efficiently accomplish project objectives. Krautkramer is a licensed hydrogeologist and geologist in the state of Washington and a registered geologist in Oregon. He is active in the regulatory and political aspects of water resource management, providing expertise to many entities including the Washington State Legislature.

Laurel Reeves Laurel Reeves is a hydrogeologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division, where she has worked for 26 years. Currently, she is the water appropriation permit program manager. Previous duties at DNR include 16 years as the state’s ground water level monitoring network manager as well as information systems supervision, water appropriation & public waters permits, dam safety grants, public waters inventory, environmental review, public drainage project review, etc. Her DNR career had a brief interruption to work on solid waste permits and Superfund site investigation with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Prior to state service she was a geologist with a private consulting company doing business throughout the Midwest. Way back when, she earned a B.A. in Geology from Macalester College. She is a licensed professional geologist and was recently President of the Minnesota Ground Water Association.

Fred Stebbins

Dan Wilson

Fred Stebbins has been with Franklin Electric for 5 years. Working out of Franklin’s office in Iowa, he is currently responsible for Franklin Electric’s Field Service in the north central portion of the United States and central portion of Canada. Fred’s responsibility is to ensure proper submersible motor function through field visits and training sessions. Prior to Franklin Electric, Fred spent 15 years in the water systems industry.

Dan Wilson has been the Manager of the MDH Well Management Program for 15 years. Prior to coming to Minnesota, he held positions as Chief of the Drinking Water Section of U.S.EPA, Chicago, and as Safe Drinking Water Program manager for the State of Wisconsin.

Andrew Stone is a hydrogeology graduate from London University with additional academic qualifications in education, geography and geology. He has more than 35 years of ground water experience in Africa and the U.S. as a university professor, ground water consultant and ground water advocate & educator. He has firsthand experience of ground water exploration, well design and source protection in a wide variety of geologic environments. In 2000 he initiated the Trust’s Ground Water Institutes for TeachersTM program that has now trained over 1,200 science teachers and empowered them to integrate water resources issues into the school curriculum. From 1990 to 2002, as adjunct professor, he taught an annual course on Ground Water Protection Policy in the Masters Degree Program at Antioch New England Graduate School. In 1999 he received the National Ground Water Association’s Oliver Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the ground water industry.

Conference Speakers

Andrew Stone



Sponsor this Event!

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Are you interested in sponsoring the Convention & Trade Show? Sponsorship forms are available in the newsletter or can be sent to you by calling MWWA at 651.290.6270 or emailing

The following room rates are available

until December 27, 2007: Double/Queen $72.00 Poolside Room $72.00

Additional Registration Option

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Binder Insert – $100

December 27 – we advise you to make

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benefit option, we are allowing all com-

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panies to have an insert in the confer-

Civic Center. It has attractively furnished

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guest rooms that feature free high-speed

attendee. For $100, send the association

Internet access, free local phone calls,

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January 5, 2008!

stay an enjoyable experience. The hotel offers valet service, cribs and rollaway beds as well. Children 18 years and under stay free in their parents’ room. The entire complex is handicap accessible. Other features include a Green Mill restaurant and lounge, whirlpool, sauna, indoor swimming pool and a full-service fitness center.

86th Annual MWWA Convention & Trade Show - St. Cloud, MN January 27 - January 29, 2008

One person per form, please photocopy for additional registrants Note: Reciprocal Contractors, NGWA Members, Regulatory Agents, and Technical Members may register at the MWWA Member rates.

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To be considered pre-registered, full payment must accompany your registration form and be postmarked by January 11, 2008. For all other registrations, including on-site registrations, payment must be made at the time of registration.


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With written cancellation notice received by January 14, 2008, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Notices of cancellation must be faxed to the MWWA ofďŹ ce at 651-290-2266. No refunds will be offered after January 14. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Return payment and registration to: MWWA 1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252 St. Paul, MN 55114 Phone: 651-290-6270 Fax: 651-290-6279

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