In episode 5, anchor Brock Yordy talks about safety before the job and the bottled water industry in the Great Lakes states, then interviews driller Mike Steffan of Steffan Well Drilling.

Steffan’s Teeswater, Ontario, company does water well drilling, dewatering and downhole services.

“Every drill style has its place,” Steffan says. “When I went on my own, I bought an old Bucyrus rotary.”

This episode covers:

  • Site assessment before setting up a drill rig
  • Safe operation of heavy equipment in adverse weather
  • Driving safety
  • The Great Lakes Compact
  • Mental health in the construction and drilling industry
  • Public Trust doctrine
  • Mud rotary drilling in Canada
  • Dual rotary drilling in Canada

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