In episode 18, anchor Brock Yordy helps you get your head back in the safety game after the long Fourth of July weekend, then talks to Margaret Martens about the Water Systems Council’s new 2022 State of the Water Well Industry report. The report talked to contractors, distributors and manufacturers to assess where the industry is, and where it could be going.

Martens and her group call the report both important and overdue.

“It can benefit the manufacturers and distributors and people who sell to contractors, and turn around and it can help the contractors,” Martens says. “And it helps us as an organization know what we need to be advocating for.”

This episode covers:

  • The importance of documenting near misses
  • What near misses can tell us about our standard operating procedures
  • The highest-paid jobs in construction
  • The 2022 State of the Water Well Industry report
  • Important court cases for the groundwater industry
  • Waters of the United States (WOTUS)
  • The Sackett vs. EPA case coming before the Supreme Court

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