WWJ Closeup, April 2024

GARRETT JONES
President
Laval Underground Surveys
Fresno, California

THE BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED?
Life isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. Slow down, pace yourself, and be present in the moments along the way. Celebrate each milestone and learn from the challenges. It’s not about rushing to the finish line but about appreciating the steps in the journey and growing through the process.

WHAT DO YOU TELL CONTRACTORS WHO ARE ON THE FENCE ABOUT ADDING A WELL CAMERA?
A camera removes guesswork, providing clarity in well assessments. Working without one is like navigating in the dark. While metrics and observations from above offer insights, they remain speculative without tangible, empirical visual evidence to accurately understand and address what is happening down the well.

TOP TIP FOR CONTRACTORS TAKING CARE OF THEIR CAMERA?
Despite its robust design, a water well camera is still an electronic device requiring careful handling. Regular maintenance, including cleaning and inspection of the lens and housing, ensures its longevity and optimal performance. Treat it with care to maximize its reliability and effectiveness in well inspections.

TOP TIP FOR CONTRACTORS USING A CAMERA?
Maximize your camera’s impact beyond surveys. Besides charging for video surveys, use it to showcase work quality, provide proof of services, and maintain historical well records. This adds overall value to your business, serving as a versatile tool to elevate different aspects and highlight your expertise.

HOW DO YOU SEE THE WATER WELL MARKET IN THE COMING YEARS?
There will be an emphasis on doing more with less. With increasing water scarcity concerns, it will give way to the need for sustainable water supply solutions. This will drive innovation in groundwater monitoring and management systems. These advancements will allow us to gain actionable data to conserve water resources.

WHAT ARE YOU EYEING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IN 2024?
Following our recent acquisition, I’m eager to delve into new camera technology and understand the diverse needs of our expanded customer base. Facilitating the transition to our technology and innovating new products will be key as we aim to meet and exceed expectations in an evolving market landscape.

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