An educational workshop on well construction issues will bring together District staff and well construction contractors on September 24 at District headquarters in Brooksville.
Sandy Semegen, Brooksville field services supervisor, is facilitating the workshop. During the day, contractors will attend several education sessions, including enforcement and how the District handles cases of well contractor violation; online tools, taught by Steve Camp, professional geologist; air bursting, which will be taught by Grosch Well Drilling; and filtration.
At a workshop last March, Semegen and Adeline Wood, District well construction permit coordinator, instructed 42 contractors on how to submit well construction permits online. Wood says the workshop benefits the District and the contractors. “Submitting well construction permits online can save the District and contractors time and money.”
The workshops are approved by the Florida Water Well Association and will help contractors earn up to six continuing education units (CEUs.) The state requires well construction contractors to complete 12 CEUs every two years in order to keep their licenses current.
The Brooksville Regulation Field Service Section, which organizes the workshops, plans to hold two workshops a year. Each workshop will cover a different topic.