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PVC Thermoplastic Casing Study Group

The PVC (Thermoplastic Casing) Study Group is a stakeholder study group formed by DNR's Private Drinking Water section of the Drinking Water and Groundwater (DG) program. The group serves as a forum to provide information and feedback on the use of PVC casing for water wells, specifically:

  • Identify applicable research
  • Learn industry perspectives
  • Identify questions and concerns about use of PVC casing in Wisconsin
  • Assess surrounding states’ regulations
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of PVC casing

The goal of the study group is to provide the DG Program with constructive feedback on policy and technical issues and to work collaboratively with DNR staff to find workable solutions.

Meetings are open to the public.

Summary Document Complete

DNR staff have completed the summary document, which includes recommendations for changes to rule language for Ch. NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code. Read the summary report: 

Emailed comments on the report may be sent to DNR NR 812 Public Comments.

Members

Members

PVC (Thermoplastic Casing) Study Group members represent professional well drillers and department staff.

  • Bruce Walker, Wisconsin Well and Water Systems
  • Jason Hintzke, Hintzke Well Drilling, Inc.
  • David Beecroft, DMB Drilling Co. Inc.
  • Mark Traut, Mark J Traut Wells
  • Terry Farago, Farago Plumbing and Trenching, Inc.
  • Al Smith, Bloyer Well and Pump Co. Inc.
  • Jared Niewoehner, DNR
  • Frank Fetter, DNR
  • Miranda Sachtschale, DNR
  • Steve Janowiak, DNR
  • William Roberts, DNR

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings

Date & Time Location Information
TBD TBD

PVC (Thermoplastic Casing) Study Group

  • Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date

Past meetings

Past meetings

Date & Time Location Information
Dec. 9, 3:30 - 5 PM Held remotely via Zoom

PVC (Thermoplastic Casing) Study Group

July 22, 9 AM to 12 PM Held remotely via Zoom

PVC (Thermoplastic Casing) Study Group

June 22, 9 am to 12 pm Held remotely via Zoom

PVC (Thermoplastic Casing) Study Group

March 2, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Rapids
Wisconsin Rapids Satellite Center
Hovde Conference Room
473 Griffith Ave.

PVC (Thermoplastic Casing) Study Group