UPDATE: Hometown H2O Project

Chelsea Shoji - Wednesday, July 15, 2020


 

21 days ago, Hometown H2O attempted its first well site in the rural coastal community of Jewel, Oregon with the simple goal of providing clean water access to Steve and Lana Gleason – a goal that proved to be anything but easy.

The first two wells McMullen Drilling attempted produced a mere 2GPM of saltwater; a third attempt resulted in 120 feet of dry sandstone. The fourth hole was drilled at the lowest point on the property, but after drilling down 100 feet, 200 feet, then 300 feet – it was determined that this site too would be a non-producer.

Disappointment reflected in everyone’s eyes with Steve and Lana asking if anything else could be done? At that, Mitchell’s Matt Johnson reassuringly said to them, “Our charter here is to solve water, and that is exactly what we are going to do.”

Matt set to work on contacting the Water Systems Council to inquire about a member conducting business in Reverse Osmosis Filtration who would be interested in helping. His plan: to move back to the original site from day one, drill a fifth salt-producing well, add a RO Filtration system, two separate holding tanks – one for the well to pump into and one for treated water, plus a booster system to move the clean water up to the Gleason’s home.

The plan was set into motion on July 8th when the fifth well was drilled down to 100 feet. The site picked up 2GPM with a total dissolved solids (TDS) level of 3400 (typically a good producing well will have at least 10GPM and a TDS below 600.

Today, we are happy to report that McMullen Water Systems successfully installed a Goulds 7GS05R 4” submersible pump with a 1/2HP 2-wire motor. By sizing a “reduced stage” pump, Matt sought to minimize the amount of lift from the well thus offering protections against over-pumping.

Over the course of the next six to seven days, McMullen Water Systems will develop the well by pumping 60 gallons per hour, after which, a water sample will be taken. The sample will be expedited across the country to Master Water Conditioning, located in Pennsylvania, to be analyzed and a custom reverse osmosis system built for the Gleason’s well.

While this project continues to overcome twists and turns, the determination from all involved to provide this deserving couple access to clean water has produced a plan that shows how great teamwork, creativity and compassion create innovative solutions.

Stay tuned for our next update!


Water Well Project

Chelsea Shoji - Monday, June 29, 2020

HOMETOWN H2O Water Well Project!

June 24th 2020, we kicked off a project in partnership with Xylem’s (Goulds) Watermark Foundation and Waterboys called Hometown H2O - where we, along with McMullen Drilling and McMullen Water Systems, are working together to install a new water well for a retired couple that lives near Jewel, Oregon.

For 10 years, Steve and Lana Gleason have traveled 40 miles to fill 1-gallon jugs at a spring for clean drinking water. After unsuccessfully applying for a bank loan to install a water well, a neighbor told the couple about the Water Well Trust. The Water Well Trust assists low-income families in numerous ways as the Gleason’s were interested in a low-interest loan as they could not afford it on their retirement income. After submitting their application, the Water Well Trust reached out to Mitchell's VP of Business Development, Matt Johnson, who then got Xylem Watermark and the Waterboys excited to help.

Two weeks ago, Steve and Lana learned that their low-interest loan would be covered in full by Waterboys. When Steve, a retired commercial fisherman and self-proclaimed “tough guy”, learned of this news over a Zoom call, he and Lana broke down in tears of joy.

Last week, McMullen Drilling broke ground and have attempted two wells. Unfortunately, both wells have not produced more than 2 GPM of salt water and they are attempting a third well today 6/29/20.

Volunteers at our Wilsonville branch are building a new pump house for the Gleasons and hope to install it this week. Our marketing team is on-hand to document the project through video and photo, and Xylem has generously offered to compile our footage into a professional documentary-style short-film.

Check back soon for more updates and photos!




Partnering to Donate PPE

Chelsea Shoji - Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Partnering to Donate PPE

The Mitchell Assist program supports our customer's essential businesses as well as the communities we live and work in. We are proud to be partnering with Xylem Inc. to help donate PPE to the front line workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Xylem Inc. responded to the pandemic by transforming some of their manufacturing lines to focus on the production of 3-D printed face shields. All our Mitchell branches are distributing this vital personal protection equipment to nearby hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. We are all in this together.



gpda enrollment 2020

Chelsea Shoji - Monday, February 17, 2020

The 2020 MLS/Goulds GPDA Enrollment Week is Here!


Find an event near you to earn TRIPLE GPDA POINTS*!
Learn about Xylem membership benefits and exciting new product developments while enjoying a catered lunch.
*Available only on 4” Submersible Pumps, 4” Submersible Motors and Wastewater Pump purchases between February 24–28, 2020.

 

Can't make an event? Enroll Online!

 
This year we are making it easier than ever to sign-up for GPDA with our online enrollment! Our quick and easy form will have you earning big rewards in minutes.

 

Click HERE to Enroll Online!

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: 3/16/2020 - In response to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined.




Today's The Day!

- Thursday, May 25, 2017

MLS 2017 SUMMERTIME SCRATCHERS STARTS TODAY 6/1!

(YOUR PRIZE IS WAITING)


Mitchell's is giving you unlimited chances to win prizes this June and July just for being a customer! Purchase any Goulds or Pentair brand pump, motor and control unit together on the same sales order and receive one (1) Summertime Scratcher. There is no limit to how many Scratchers you can earn and prizes you can win. Best part? Every card is a winner! Ask how to receive a Summertime Scratcher on your next order

Prizes include:

  • All-inclusive Alaska Fishing Trips
  • Traeger Grills
  • Yuneec Drones
  • Equinox Kayaks
  • Gerber Multi-tools
  • GoPro Hero Cams
  • Yeti Coolers
  • Fandango Movie Cards
  • Cabela's Gift Cards
  • Gas Gift Cards
  • Starbucks Gift Cards

The Summertime Scratcher sweepstakes runs from June 1st - July 31st 2017 and is open to all Mitchell Lewis & Staver customers within the United States.

For full list of prizes and contest rules, please visit any Mitchell's location.

 

MLS Founder's Days Sale

- Wednesday, March 09, 2016

 

Call your MLS Rep or your local MLS branch for additional details.


 

Mitchell Lewis & Staver at the 2016 NGWA Tradeshow

Jason Oliver - Friday, December 04, 2015

Mitchell Lewis & Staver will be attending the National Groundwater Association Expo this year in Las Vegas, December 16-17, 2015. Come by and say hello and we'll deposit 5,000 bonus points in your Rewards account just for dropping by.

In order to qualify for 5,000 bonus points, you must stop by our booth at space #420 and register, and have an active Mitchell's Rewards account in good standing.

We'll see you at the show!

 

Sales Team Update from Mitchell's

Jason Oliver - Friday, April 25, 2014

Mitchell's is happy to welcome Darryl Baker and Cliff "Scotty" Scott to our Domestic Water Systems sales team. 

Darryl has more than 25 years of experience in the pump drilling industry in the Pacific Northwest. Darryl will work from our Spokane, Washington office.

Scotty has worked in the pump industry for over a decade all across California. He will serve as sales rep for central and coastal California for both the Salinas and Visalia offices.

We're also excited to announce the addition of Alan Becker and Russ Albanese to our Ag & Irrigation team. 

Alan has worked in various pump industry roles since 2001, and been with Mitchell's in Domestic sales since 2011.

Russ has worked as an inside salesman for Mitchell's since 2007.

Both Alan and Russ will serve the California Central Valley out of the Visalia office.

2014 Mitchell's Open House Events

Jason Oliver - Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring is in the air, and that means it's Open House time at Mitchell's locations throughout the west!

Our upcoming Open House schedule is as follows:

  • Visalia, California - Friday, March 28th
  • Meridian / Boise, Idaho - Friday, April 4th
  • Phoenix, Arizona - Friday, April 4th
  • Wilsonville, Oregon - Friday, April 18th
  • Salinas, California - Friday, April 18th
  • Spokane, Washington - Friday, May 9th
  • Murrieta / Southern California - Friday, June 6th

Each open house will feature food, beverages, prizes, event-only discounts & terms, and vendor reps on hand to answer your questions and showcase new product. Attendance is open to all dealers. 

For more information or to find the nearest Mitchell's office, click here to visit our locations page.