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Allen has been involved in water supply hydrogeology and exploration since 1979.  During this time, he has earned a reputation as an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated scientist who is committed above all else to accuracy, credibility, and honesty. 

Allen outstanding in his field

Allen’s extensive career in water supply hydrogeology includes 10 years with the North Dakota State Water Commission, where he logged 50,000 ft of borehole per year (lithologic and geophysics) while conducting community and county water resource exploration and delineation and wetlands water budgets.  He is proud to have been a critical part of the exploration and mapping of North Dakota’s vast network of hidden lakes aquifer systems.  Prior to joining Ground Water Science in 1996, he worked with Earth Data and LBG Inc. on wellhead protection and contaminant delineation projects throughout Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and New England.

Today, Allen employs his considerable training and experience to solve a variety of challenges related to the delivery of public water supplies and related environmental engineering challenges.  He is an expert on the subjects of aquifer systems and water well design and construction, aquifer modeling, pumping test analysis, and the use of GIS and image analysis in aquifer exploration.   He is well-known by many municipal clients as an indispensable project manager in the construction of large-scale wellfields and ground water production facilities.  He is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and a Registered Professional Geologist in the states of Indiana and Pennsylvania.  He is a co-author, along with business partner Stuart Smith, of Sustainable Wells: Maintenance, Problem Prevention, and Rehabilitation (CRC Press, 2009), and regularly makes presentations at client-market educational meetings.

Allen earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Geology from Bowling Green State University in 1978 and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Geology from The University of North Dakota in 1993.

Professional affiliations:

  • National Ground Water Association (AGWSE)
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • American Water Works Association
  • American Water Resources Association
  • Ohio Water Well Association

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Tip of the Day

Globally, one in six people have no ready access to sanitary water.  In such scenarios, women do most of the water carrying, consuming up to one-third of their caloric intake and up to 60% of their day.