Mayor Henry Proclaimed April 25th as Indiana Ground Water Day


Mayor 1Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry recently stopped by Franklin Electric to kick off the Indiana Ground Water Association’s 2015 Spring Field Day and Mud School - which served as a continuing education forum for water well drillers - by proclaiming April 25th as “Indiana Ground Water Day” in the city of Fort Wayne.

Mayor Henry recognized the support of the Indiana Ground Water Association (IGWA) and industry leaders: Franklin Electric (manufacturer of complete water and fueling systems), GEFCO (manufacturer of portable drillings rigs) and Baroid IDP (supplier of drilling fluid additives and services) for their contributions in providing an educational event that delivered product demonstrations, the newest in mud rotary drilling utilizing solids control, and latest in water system technologies.

“It was great to have such a formidable group of companies come together to deliver a very supportive environment for professional well drillers in the ground water industry to share information and learn about technological advances that can positively impact the quantity, quality, and availability of Indiana's ground water resources,” said IGWA President Troy Alexander.

Ground water provides over 39.4% of the United States population its drinking water and serves as one of the most important sources of water for irrigation. As such an important resource, events of this type help to foster cooperation between governmental agencies, communities, land owners and can identify and solve challenges associated with ground water drilling including safety and environmental requirements.