San Francisco Bay Branch Meeting -Defining the Operational Age of a Well: Predicting Maintenance Issues in Advance of Failure


The San Francisco Bay Branch is pleased to present:

 "Defining the Operational Age of a Well: Predicting Maintenance Issues in Advance of Failure"


Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW

Wednesday, October 18th


Discover how to better define where a well is in its relationship to its functional lifecycle as well as identify when rehabilitation needs to be done to ensure a long life and reduce operational costs during this presentation. Wells, depending on their environment, will deteriorate at varying rates based on many factors including well design, hydrogeology, operational history, water chemistry, microbiology, rehabilitation history, and well usage.


Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW, is the principal hydrogeologist and president of Water Systems Engineering Inc. in Ottawa, Kansas, where he is involved with well characterization and consulting on the operation and maintenance of potable water systems. His work crosses numerous disciplines and fields involving geology, chemistry, microbiology, water resource and watershed management, corrosion control, and water treatment. In addition to being a registered geologist, Schnieders is recognized as a professional hydrologist with a specialty in groundwater by the American Institute of Hydrology, and as a corrosion specialist by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. He holds a B.S. in geology from Kansas State University and an M.S. in geology from Wichita State University.

-$45 for Members
-$50 for Non-Members
-$10 for Student attendees

GRA San Francisco Bay Branch is interested in supporting university science students. Our Scholastic Sponsorship Program is an opportunity to publicize your business while contributing toward a good cause. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the announcement, at the meeting, and space will be provided for a small display and brochures. Please contact Abigail Madrone at or at 530-756-5905 for details.

If you have any announcements or questions, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg ( at 415-786-7244, or Branch Treasurer David W. Abbott ( at 510-928-4543.

We are actively looking for potential speakers. If you have a topic or suggestion, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg ( at 415-786-7244.


Wed, Oct. 18, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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