WWJ Closeup, April 2017

GARY BARTHOLOMEW
Owner
Bartholomew Pump Service
Spokane, Washington
Also oversees Water For Life International, which drills water wells in Guatemala.

THE BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT?
Treat others the way I’d wish to be treated in the same circumstances.

ON MY DESK RIGHT NOW?
Itineraries and questions from volunteers eager to help access safe water for Guatemalan villagers.

WHEN I WANT TO UNWIND . . .
A weekend day off away from the phone and “busyness.” Time with the grandkids, tending the garden and orchard.

MOST IMPORTANT CHALLENGE FACING GROUNDWATER PROFESSIONALS?
Groundwater legislation that is state-wide rather than area-specific.

THE WATER QUALITY QUESTIONS I HEAR MOST FROM CUSTOMERS ARE . . .
What is the smell and how do I remedy it?

BEING EFFECTIVE IN WATER TREATMENT MEANS . . .
Providing top-of-the line equipment for a specific problem that remains functional for many years.

THE BIGGEST ISSUE I SEE DRILLING RELIEF WELLS OVERSEAS IS . . .
The few who are wealthy controlling the millions who are destitute.