Environmental Protection

NGWA Course Covers Geothermal Heat Pump Wells

Water well contractors interested in entering the geothermal heat pump well construction market can take a one-day course on June 20 in Muncie, Ind., offered by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

Geothermal well construction generally uses the same equipment and requires many of the same skills used by water well contractors. However, some additional training is needed as well as new approaches to managing equipment, and human and financial resources.

Participants will learn:

  • How geothermal well construction differs from traditional well construction
  • What changes to consider in a geothermal business model
  • Geothermal well construction terminology
  • The importance of soil and geologic formations in geothermal installations
  • Grouting applications
  • Geothermal benefits for consumers.

To learn more about this workshop or to register, visit www.ngwa.org and click on the “Events/Education” menu tab.

The course, Geothermal Heat Pump Well Construction 101, is worth 0.75 continuing education units to water well system contractors currently holding NGWA certifications. Also, the new NGWA Voluntary Certification Program Geothermal Heat Pump Exam may be offered following the class to preregistrants who indicate an interest by June 12.

For further information, e-mail customerservice@ngwa.org or call 800.551.7379 or 614.898.7791.

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