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    • February 20, 2020
    • 7:30 AM
    • February 21, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, Michigan
    Register

    Dear 2020 MGWA Education Event Attendees:

    February 2020 will see us gathering for education and renewing friendships in Frankenmuth for our 92nd time! We hope that you will join us at the Bavarian Inn as we bring you not only the Beginner and Advanced Fundamentals, but the Advance Education Tracks for the Seasoned Professional as well. We will once again have dedicated time to visit with our vendors from around the state and country, celebrate our awards winners, and enjoy great conversations! Be sure to join us for YOUR association’s Annual Meeting as well so you can continue to be part of YOUR association.

    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. As you will see in the following pages, we have our expanded Fundamentals course to include a “Beginner” and an “Advanced” Fundamentals track, running at the same time as a third track for our MGWA Member Contractors. We will once again have a dedicated time to view table top displays from our supporting M&S 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 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 Frankenmuth.

    Sincerely,
    Charles “Buddy” Sebastian President, MGWA

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    (subject to change)

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

    Track 1 Basics

    • 7:45 a.m. Registration
    • 8:30 a.m. Water Well Records/ Communication/Documentation
    • 9:30 a.m. Well Classification, Well Head Completion, Isolation
    • 10:30 a.m. Break
    • 10:45 a.m. Well Plugging, Grouting Code (Techniques and Conditions)
    • 11:30 a.m. Common Misinterpreted Rules
    • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
    • 1:30 p.m. Types of Drilling in Michigan
    • 2:15 p.m. Chlorination, Disinfection, Sampling
    • 2:45 p.m. Well Drillers & Pump Installers Exam — Qualifications & Application Process

    Track 2 Advanced

    • 7:45 a.m. Registration
    • 8:00 a.m. Safety First, Profit Will Follow
    • 10:00 a.m. Break
    • 10:15 a.m. Water Treatment — Testing, Selection & Profit
    • 11:00 a.m. Pump Selection & Life Cycle Costs
    • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. 3-Phase — Features, Benefits, & Use
    • 2:00 p.m. VFD Advancement & Communication

    Track 3 Masters of Groundwater

    • 7:45 a.m. Registration
    • 8:00 a.m. PFAS, What the Contractor and Association Need to Know.
    • 9:00 a.m. Financial Planning and Value of Organization
    • 10:00 a.m. Break
    • 10:15 a.m. Exit Plan — Do You Have One?
    • 11:00 a.m. Taxes — How to Navigate Them Successfully
    • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. Proper Insurance for the Industry
    • 2:00 p.m. Technology Update for Contractors and Staff

    3:00-6:00 p.m. Vendor Table Top Exhibits

    6:00-8:00 p.m. Reception and Banquet

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

    Track 1 Basics

    • 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. Hands-on Testing and Product Review
    • 2:00 p.m. Hands-on Testing and Product Review (cont.)
    • 3:00 p.m. Break
    • 3:15 p.m. System Troubleshooting Round Table
    • 5:00 p.m. End of Day

    Track 2 Advanced

    • 7:45 a.m. Registration
    • 8:00 a.m. Proper Screen Selection and Use of Gravel Packing
    • 9:00 a.m. Efficient and Effective Wells
    • 10:00 a.m. Break
    • 10:15 a.m. Efficient and Effective Wells (cont.)
    • 11:00 a.m. Using the Right Chemicals for the Right Job
    • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. Hands-on Testing and Product Review
    • 2:00 p.m. Hands-on Testing and Product Review (cont.)
    • 3:00 p.m. Break
    • 3:15 p.m. System Troubleshooting Round Table
    • 5:00 p.m. End of Day

    Track 3 Masters of Groundwater

    • 7:45 a.m. Registration
    • 8:00 a.m. MGWA — Annual Meeting
    • 10:00 a.m. Break
    • 10:15 a.m. McEllhiney Lecture
    • 11:00 a.m. Safety In the Work Place
    • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. Be Ready for DOT Inspection
    • 2:00 p.m. Type 2 Wells
    • 3:00 p.m. Break
    • 3:15 p.m. Large Capacity Wells — Planning, Budgeting, etc.
    • 5:00 p.m. End of Day

    RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM TODAY!

    BAVARIAN INN LODGE
    One Covered Bridge Lane
    Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
    Lodge 855-652-7200

    Reservations: Room rates are $139 a night and reservations can be made at 989-652-7200. In order to obtain the best rate, call and reserve your room before January 20, 2020. After this date, you will not receive the group rate!

    • February 20, 2020
    • 7:30 AM
    • February 21, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, Michigan
    Register

    Sign up to exhibit or be a sponsor at the 2020 MGWA Annual Education Conference

    DECEMBER 31, 2019 IS THE MAGIC DATE!

    Exhibit booths: Register your booth by December 31, 2019 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 on page 4.

    Registration form AND payment must be received by December 31, 2019 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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