Sep 22, 2014

Henry 'Hank' Baski Receives NGWA's Life Member Award

Baski honored for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA

Henry 'Hank' Baski NGWA Life Member Award

Henry “Hank” Baski, president of Baski Inc. of Englewood, Colo., received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Baski holds seven patents and continues to develop new products. His company designs and manufactures equipment for the groundwater industry, including inflatable packers, pitless units and downhole valves for both aquifer storage and recovery, and aquifer thermal energy storage. The firm operates in a 38,000-sq-ft facility on 4.5 acres, with sales throughout North America and abroad.

Having learned water well drilling growing up in the family business in Minnesota, Baski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysics from the University of Minnesota, continued in the drilling business in Pueblo, Colo., for a few years, and then began a groundwater hydrology career with a consulting firm in Denver.

In 1968, Baski moved to Denver and became a groundwater consulting engineer. While there, he started a small part-time business manufacturing groundwater equipment.

Among his distinctions, Baski served as the 2004 National Ground Water Research & Education Foundation William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer in Water Well Technology, presenting “Ground Water: Fallacies and Forecasts.”