BOYD T. PENDLETON, B.Sc., P.Geo

Vice-President/Contracting Services Manager

Mr. Pendleton provides the technical directive and guidance for Lotowater Technical Services Inc. since 2003.  He has a varied background in the water well industry that includes experiences working as a water system operator, consultant and a water well contractor.  Because of this he is able to work between disciplines and understands issues that affect different groups in this industry.  This experience gives him a unique perspective and allows him to find economic and practical solutions for clients’ water well issues not readily apparent to his peers.  His regular responsibilities at Lotowater include; working with clients and Lotowaters professional and technical staff to design field programs, performing data analysis, providing senior review of technical reports and the mentoring of the junior staff.  

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO)

 

EDUCATION:

B.Sc. in Hydrology, University of Arizona, 1995

Associate of Arts Degree, Golden West College, 1990

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Region of Peel: Various Region of Peel Communities, ON.  Provide as needed project management for water well related activities for numerous municipal supply systems in the Region.  This includes regular diagnostic testing and well service and repair as needed.  This has included well rehabilitation at five separate locations.  In addition, this has included designing new well heads at four separate locations and integrating these modifications with major water system upgrades.  (2003-Present)

Caledon Landfill, ON.  Provide ongoing project management for the operation of a groundwater pump and treat system.  This includes regular diagnostic well testing on two extraction wells and 6 injection wells.  Wells are regularly rehabilitated using physical and chemical methods to maintain performance.  (2003-Present)

Bolton Well Abandonment’s, Bolton, ON.  Provide project management for the abandonment of six 150 m deep large diameter production wells.  This included working with the Regions engineer to develop an abandonment plan to efficiently and effectively abandon the wells while meeting all provincial regulations. (2004)

 

CBM St Marys Cement: Mountsburg Quarry Project, Carlisle ON.  Designed and managed hydraulic and geochemical testing program for over 20 bedrock wells as part of engineering feasibility and permitting studies for a new limestone quarry.  This testing identified major water producing features using geophysical instruments, spinner flow tool and downhole video camera.  Packers were used to test hydraulic characteristics of selected features as well as select zone geochemistry parameters.  Summarized results of testing in comprehensive testing report.  (2006-2007)

 

County of Brant: 2006 Well Field Upgrade Project, Paris, ON.  Provided project management for the upgrade, modification and abandonment of over 100 wells in the Paris area.  This included identifying MOE well deficiencies and addressing these deficiencies as appropriate.  (2006)

 

County of Oxford: Woodstock Well Field Well Diagnostic Testing and Repair, Woodstock Ontario.  Provide project management for the maintenance and rehabilitation of over eight municipal supply wells in this important well field for the County.   This included performing diagnostic well testing to assess performance and rehabilitating the wells as necessary.  This also included flow profiling several wells to assist a PhD dissertation for a University of Waterloo doctoral candidate.  Also performed pump and motor modifications as part of this investigation to more efficiently match current system design requirements with existing operating conditions.    (2004-2005)

 

City of Stratford: Romeo Well Field, Stratford Ontario.  Provide ongoing project management for the maintenance and rehabilitation of over 6 municipal supply wells in this important well field for the City.   This has included performing diagnostic well testing to assess performance and rehabilitating the wells as necessary.  This has also included the installation of liners at select wells to repair failed wells as well as improve sanitary protection and water quality.  (2004-present)

 

The Municipality of Central Elgin: Belmont Water System, Belmont, ON.  Conducted a series of diagnostic tests to support permitting requirements for this two well water system.  Performed rehabilitation on both wells that was successful in dramatically increasing well performance.  Worked with the Municipalities engineer to design a new liner and well head system to meet provincial regulations and protect these artesian wells from flooding.  The design included many unique and custom components and was installed during a major water treatment plant upgrade with multiple contractors.  (2006-2007)

 

City of Guelph: Paisley Avenue Well Rehabilitation and Liner Installation, Guelph Ontario.  Project included diagnostic testing and depth specific sampling to identify cause of poor well performance.  Testing results identified likely cause of reduced performance and designed liner system to seal off area of well responsible for causing extensive bio fouling and plugging.  This included design of a new wellhead.  (2007)

 

City of Greater Sudbury: Valley East Well Field, ON.  Provide project management on select projects for the maintenance and rehabilitation of over 10 municipal supply wells in this important well field for the City.   This included performing diagnostic well testing to assess performance and rehabilitating the wells as necessary.  This also included diagnosing and repairing a failed well casing at the Pharand well which included the design and installation of a new well liner system.  This effort was successful in restoring the well to full production within a matter of weeks when other options were significantly more expensive and time consuming.  Two more wells have since been lined using similar methods. (2004-present)