The National Ground Water Association(NGWA) and cooperating ground water industry firms will present a series of one-day training programs, titled NGWA Geothermal Mud Drilling and Grouting School. The first session will take place Fri., April 16 at Laibe Corp./VersaDrill in Indianapolis.

The curriculum on grouting is designed for those engaged in well construction and vertical closed loop installations. The hands-on component will specifically address those competencies necessary to construct the vertical closed loop and protect the aquifer.

The cooperating industry firms for this session are Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, Laibe Corp./VersaDrill, and Preferred Pump & Equipment LP.

All who register and attend the entire session will receive a certificate of attendance. Those who wish to receive a certificate in grouting competencies must attend the entire class, and then pass a 20-question quiz with an 80-percent or better score. The quizzes will be scored and the results mailed to participants following the class. Note that the certificate in grouting competencies is different from the new NGWA Certified Vertical Closed Loop Driller exam, which will be introduced in July.

The one-day school runs from 8:30 to 3:00, with registration opening at 7:30. Attendees will spend most of the class outdoors, and should dress accordingly. Lunch will be included.

To register, or for further information, call 800-898-7791, or visit