Idaho Ground Water Association
1109 Main, Ste. 300
P.O. Box 2624
Boise, Idaho 83701
Telephone: 208 381-0294
Fax: 208 381-5272
I.G.W.A. CEC Workshops
March 5, 2012
Shilo Inn, 1410 Shilo Drive
8:00-9:30 a.m. “Keeping Your Drill Rig Legal And Safe”, 1.5 credit; Instructor: Seth Uhlenkott, Material
Specialist, Idaho State Police. Seth will teach proper signage of hazardous materials for drilling
operations, proper weight distribution and limitations.
9:30-10:30 a.m. “How To Help Your Well Avoid A Life Of Slime”, 1 credit, Instructor Leroy Palmer,
AmeriWest Water Services, Inc. Leroy will discuss coliform disinfection, why good wells go bad,
mechanical and physical incrustation, biological incrustation, chronic bio-fouling by iron bacteria,
understanding Biofilm development, mineral attachment, and proper testing for bacteria.
10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45- 11:45 a.m.“UIC and New Licensing Requirements For Drilling Operators”, 1 credit, Instructor
Tom Neace, IDWR. Tom will address new licensing requirements for well drillers and will talk about
amendments to the underground injection well program.
Lunch on Your own
1:30-3:00 p.m.- “Drilling Issues: A Roundtable Discussion”, 1.5 credits; Instructors Rob Whitney, IDWR;
Ron Stevens, Stevens and Sons Drilling; Rob Hendricks, Independent Drilling; Tom Richardson, H2 O Well
Service, incorporated. Rob Whitney will lead a panel discussion of regional drilling issues or problems.
The issues to be discussed are how drillers in different regions and geological formations are finding
problems and how IDWR and the drilling industry is resolving and addressing these issues to insure
public health and safety.
3-3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15-5:15 p.m.“What’s New In Welding”, 2.0 credits. Instructors Scott Weaver, Norco Outside Sales
Representative; Jim Truett, Miller Electric; Gene Morrill, Hypo Therm. Scott will lead a discussion of new
welding materials and techniques involved with arc welding. Jim and Gene will show proper technique
and hands-on welding with new equipment on the market.