In this episode we reconnect with Margaret Martens, executive director of the Water Systems Council, to talk about the group’s latest State of the Water Well Industry report. Those in the industry can make their voices heard by going to and clicking Take the Survey by Jan. 15, 2023.

“A large number of the participants have been well contractors,” Martens says, “which is wonderful. That’s what, really, our manufacturers and distributors like to see.”

This episode covers:

  • Basic inspections for everyday tools, equipment and components
  • Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and the Clean Water Act
  • The Sackett vs. EPA case before the Supreme Court
  • PFAS and other “forever” chemicals
  • The Water Systems Council’s 2023 State of the Water Well Industry report
  • New technology on drilling jobs
  • The greying of the drilling industry

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