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Groundwater Wells, Hydraulic Modeling, and Iron & Manganese Treatment (#2022-22)

This course will be presented in three parts. Part I will cover a wide range of topics related to groundwater wells, including well types and construction, well siting/exploration considerations, geophysical survey techniques, and well cleaning and maintenance. Case studies will also be reviewed. Part II will cover the steps to create a model and the uses for that model. Model calibration, static and extended period simulations will be examined. Additionally, case studies involving system troubleshooting using a hydraulic model will be explored. Part III will discuss sources of iron and manganese in drinking water, its effects on drinking water, regulatory standards for iron and manganese in Massachusetts, and review of available treatment technologies for removal of iron and manganese from drinking water sources.

Class will be held Live and Virtually on the Zoom platform. All participants will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone that has Zoom videoconferencing software installed, and a good internet connection. If you don't yet have Zoom, you can sign up and download here.

To sign up for this class, REGISTER ONLINE, or contact Jason Blais

February 17, 2022 (#2022-22)

8:00am - 11:30am EST (includes breaks)
Zoom session will begin at 7:45am for attendance

Virtual Class throught Zoom
we will email all registrants the Zoom link a few days prior to class

Class Fee (per registrant):
Free for all registrants

Agency Approval:
3.0 TCH's for Water Operators

Instructors: Wright-Pierce staff
Part I
Gregory Smith, PG, CG, is a licensed Hydrogeologist and has multiple years of groundwater experience in state, federal, and municipal projects, as well as for industrial and commercial private sector clients throughout the Northeast. Greg has developed, tested, and permitted numerous high-capacity wells in stratified drift and fractured bedrock aquifers, including wells with production capacities up to 5,000 gallons per minute throughout the Northeast. He has experience with the elevation of the potential impacts associated with large groundwater withdrawals upon sensitive environmental receptors.

Lauren Thistle is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Master's degree in Hydrogeology and has been with Wright-Pierce for over 3 years. Lauren has worked on multiple high-yield groundwater well projects throughout New England. These projects include geological mapping, subsurface exploration, and soil interpretation, geophysical surveys, construction of high-yield production wells, and permitting potable groundwater wells in multiple states.

Part II
Michael Horning, PE, is a Senior Project Manager and a licensed PE in MA and RI. Mike has worked with numerous communities throughout southern New England during his 25-year career as a water engineer. He has designed and managed municipal water infrastructure projects from the planning stages through construction. Mike's expertise includes master plans, hydraulic modeling, transmission and distribution, pumping systems and storage. He also has extensive experience in stormwater MS permitting, sewer system engineering, construction, and GIS services.

Jacqualine Cobb is a Project Engineer in Wright-Pierce's water practice group. Her responsibilities include the support of project engineers and managers with the design of water treatment processes and facilities, pump stations, water supply wells, water storage facilities, and water main infrastructure. Jackie's experience includes hydraulic modeling, engineering report preparation, master planning, environmental permit preparation, construction administration and inspection for various water works projects. Jackie's area of expertise is hydraulic modeling using both Infowater and Watergems to complete steady-state, and extended period analysis.

Part III
Mariusz Jedreychowski, PE, is a Senior Project Manager with Wright-Pierce and a licensed PE in the State of CT, MA, & NY. Mariusz has over 24 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction administration of water engineering projects. He has technical experience in water infrastructure projects, including water distribution, pumping and water storage design, water distribution systems hydraulic modeling and design, water quality analysis, contruction administration and project management. Mariusz has a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master's degree of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the Univeristy of Hartford.


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