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With 60+ years of combined experience, our managing principles have been extensively published.  Below is a list of some of the most relevant examples.

Manuals and Texts:

  • Alford, G., Stuart A. Smith and R.L. Leach. Engineering and Design - Operation and Maintenance of Extraction and Injection Wells at HTRW Sites , EP 1110-1-27, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2000.
  • Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee (including S.A. Smith, co-editor: author of environmental drilling, water well construction, and well maintenance/rehabilitation sections.) Drilling: The Manual of Methods, Applications and Management. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL., 1997.
  • Borch, M.A., Stuart A. Smith, and L.N. Noble. Evaluation and Restoration of Water Supply Wells. Denver, CO: NGWA for AWWA Research Foundation, 1993. 270 pp.
  • Eggington, H.F., et al. (including S.A. Smith, principal editor: author of environmental drilling, water well construction, and well maintenance/rehabilitation sections.) Australian Drilling Manual. North Ryde, NSW: Australian Drilling Industry Training Comm., 1992.
  • Gariboglio, M.A. and Stuart A. Smith. Corrosión e incrustación microbiológia en sistemas de captación y conducción de agua: aspectos teóricos y aplicados. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Serie Investigaciones Aplicadas, Argentine Consejo Federal de Inversiones, 1993. 99 pp.
  • Groundwater Committee (including Stuart A Smith.) Groundwater. Manual 21, AWWA, 2014. (Smith developed the well maintenance and rehabilitation material. Also the 2003 edition.)
  • NGWA (S.A. Smith editor and principal author.) Manual of Water Well Construction Practices. Westerville, OH: NGWA. This manual has been revised (Smith again participating).
  • Smith, Stuart A. et al. Ground Water Hydrology for Water Well Contractors. Dublin, OH: National Ground Water Association (NGWA,) 1982. 286 pp.
  • Smith, Stuart A. Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. Dublin, OH: NGWA, 1989. 66 pp. Now in revision.
  • Smith, Stuart A. Methods for Monitoring Iron and Manganese Biofouling in Water Wells. Denver, CO: AWWA Research Foundation, 1992. 96 pp.
  • Smith, Stuart A. Well and Borehole Sealing: Importance, Materials, Methods and Recommendations for Decommissioning. Dublin, OH: Ground Water Publishing Co., 1994. 69 pp.
  • Smith, Stuart A. Monitoring and Remediation Wells: Problem Prevention, Maintenance and Rehabilitation. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1995
  • Smith, Stuart A. Field Evaluation of Emergency Well Disinfection for Contamination Events, NGWA for U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, OH, USA. 2002.
  • Smith, S.A. and A.E. Comeskey. Sustainable Wells: Maintenance, Problem Prevention, and Rehabilitation, Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis CRC Press, 2009.

Selected Papers, Technical Articles and Text Chapters:

  • Joint Technical Group, Section 9240 (S.A. Smith, Chair). 2012. Iron and sulfur bacteria, Section 9240, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 22nd Ed., Denver, CO.

  • Smith, S.A. and D.M. Hosler, 2006. Current Research in Dam Drain Clogging and its Prevention, Proc. Dam Safety ’06, 23rd Annual Conference, Association of State Dam Safety Officers.

  • Clancy, J.L. and Stuart A. Smith. “Iron bacteria, Chapter 2.” Problem Organisms in Water: Identification and Treatment. American Water Works Assn.,1995 and 2004.

  • Groundwater Committee. Groundwater Manual 21, AWWA. Smith developed the well maintenance and rehabilitation material in both editions. 2003, 2014.
  • Comeskey, Allen E. and P.J. Gerla. “Estimation of Wetland Water Budget: Agnes Marsh.” Agronomy Abstracts, American Soc. of Agronomy. (1993.)
  • Comeskey, Allen E. and J. Reiten. “Ground-Water Resources of the Surrey Area, Ward County, North Dakota.” North Dakota Ground-Water Study No. 87, North Dakota State Water Commission (1982).
  • Comeskey, Allen E. “Hydrogeology of the Lost Lake Aquifer System in the Wilton-Washburn Area: McClean County, North Dakota.” North Dakota Ground-Water study No. 93, North Dakota State Water Commission (1988).
  • Emerson, D., and S.A. Smith. In Press. Iron-oxidizing bacteria, Chapter 2. In: Problem Organisms in Water: Identification and Treatment. Manual M7, American Water Works Assn., Denver, CO (successor to Clancy and Smith).
  • Pelzer, R. and Stuart A. Smith. “Eucastream suction flow control device: an element for optimization of flow conditions in wells.” Water Wells: Monitoring, Maintenance, Rehabilitation (Proc. of International Groundwater Engineering Conference, Cranfield Institute of Technology.) (1990): pp. 209-216.
  • Smith, Stuart A. “Well maintenance and rehabilitation in North America: an overview.” Water Wells: Monitoring, Maintenance, Rehabilitation (Proc. of International Groundwater Engineering Conference, Cranfield Institute of Technology.) (1990): pp. 8-15.
  • Smith, Stuart A. 1992. “Groundwater pollution and monitoring - the North American experience,” “Construction and sampling of groundwater monitoring bores,”  “New developments in water well restoration.” (Invited papers.) Proc. Drill '92, Conference of the Australian Drilling Industry Assn., (1992).
  • Smith, Stuart A. “Monitoreo del mantenimiento preventivo, y metodos de tratamiento para control del bioensuciamiento en pozos y sistemas de agua: progresos recientes en america del norte.” Proc. Conference del XV Congreso Nacional del Agua, La Plata, Argentina April (1994).
  • Smith, Stuart A. 1996. “Monitoring biofouling in source and treated waters: status of available methods and recommendations for standard guide.” Sampling Environmental Media, ASTM STP 1282, J.H. Morgan, Ed., West Conshohocken, PA: American Society for Testing and Materials, 1996. 158-175.
  • Smith, Stuart A. “Source water quality management: Groundwater, Chapter 4a.” Water Quality and Treatment. 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill and American Water Works Assn., 1999.
  • Smith, Stuart A. (et al.). “Standard guide for maintenance and rehabilitation of ground-water monitoring wells.” D5978-96. ASTM.
  • Smith, Stuart A. 1996. “Well Construction, maintenance and abandonment: How they help in preventing contamination.” Under the Microscope: Examining Microbes in Groundwater, Proc. Groundwater Foundation's 1996 Fall Symposium. AWWA and Groundwater Foundation. (1996): pp. 115-126.
  • Smith, S.A., 2013. Wellfield Optimization: Metrics-Driven Operations and Maintenance, Ohio Section Newsletter Spring 2013, pp. 38-41.
  • Smith, Stuart A. 2014. “Chapter 9, Well maintenance.” Hydraulics of Wells, Manuals of Practice (MOP) MOP 127. ASCE.
  • Smith, Stuart A. and Allen E. Comeskey. “Field documentation of improvements in well performance using innovative rehabilitation methods.” Bridging the Gap, Proc. of the World Water and Environmental Resources Conference, May 2001, Orlando, FL, ASCE, Reston, VA., 2001.
  • Smith, S.A. and A.E. Comeskey, 2014. Using Geology and Well Construction Expertise to Improve Raw Water Quality, Ohio Section Newsletter Winter 2014, pp. 66-70.
  • Smith, Stuart A. and D.M. Hosler. “Current Research in Dam Drain Clogging and its Prevention.” Proc. Dam Safety ’06, 23rd Annual Conference, Association of State Dam Safety Officers. (2006)
  • Tuhela, L., Stuart A. Smith, and O.H. Tuovinen. “Microbiological analysis of iron-related biofouling in water wells and a flow-cell apparatus for field and laboratory investigations.” Ground Water 31(6) (1993): pp. 982-988.

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