Promoting Safe Use of Washington's Ground Water Resources

Washington State Ground Water Association (WSGWA) is a trade association for ground water professionals including drilling and pump contractors, employee drillers and pump installers, manufacturers and suppliers, technical associates, and others with interest in the ground water industry. WSGWA is dedicated to protecting, promoting, and educating the public about ground water.

Upcoming Important Events

When is your next opportunity to get more credits?

Check the Events Calendar for more opportunities to get your continuing education credits.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR.....LEGISLATIVE DAY ON THE HILL, JANUARY 22, 2015

Join industry professionals in discussing ground water issues that are impacting our industry. Communicating with your Legislators provides important input regarding Washington's rural water concerns. Download information and registration YOU ...can help make a difference in your future!

2015 SUN LAKES CAMPOUT & GOLF TOURNAMENT

Reserve the dates JUNE 26 & 27, 2015! The campground starts taking reservations October 1st. The registration form is on the calendar page for your convenience.

2015 WSGWA Scholarship Program

The Washington State Ground Water Association recognizes the need for educational advancement and seeks to provide support for its members and their families. WSGWA is please to offer scholarships to individuals for educational advancement. Applications are available by contacting the Association office. The deadline for submittals is April 15, 2015. The award date is June 1, 2015. Download application.

Ground Water Awareness for Well Owners and Ground Water Professionals

Ground water protection education for both ground water professionals and well owners is one of our top priorities. Do your part to protect and manage ground water resources.

Protect ground water by:
Making sure pollutants cannot enter the underground aquifer through failed wastewater treatment systems (septic tank or drainfield), around well fields, or wellhead contamination.
Do not place pollutants, pesticides or hazardous materials near a well.
Keep a "clean" zone of at least 50 feet between your well and kennels and livestock operations.

Preventative maintenance is essential and is usually less costly than emergency maintenance. It can prolong life of the well and the well equipment.
Test water for coliform bacteria and nitrates and anything else of local concern should be a yearly priority of well owners.
Inspect the water system to determine if the equipment is working properly, assure it is sanitary, and verify it meets local code.
Check the well cap or seal to ensure a proper seal is protecting the aquifer from insects and rodents. Wellhead flooding should also be noted.

Well owners: An annual water well checkup is the best way for you to do your part to protect valuable water resources. Contact a qualified well contractor or pump installer contractor to ensure problem-free service and quality water. Visit our member directory to find a water well driller or pump installer near you.

Do your part to protect our valuable ground water resource.

Learn more about membership, events, find a ground water professional, or contact us for more information.

Disclaimer: Information is provided as a courtesy to its members and the general public. It is not to be used for commercial solicitation.

 
Industry education
for ground water professionals

 

WATER WELL STEWARDSHIP
FOR HOME OWNERS

Determining Proper Water Well
Location and Construction

 


 

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Washington State Ground Water Association
P.O. Box 813
Burlington, WA 98233-0813
 Phone:
360-757-1551       Fax: 360-757-7353       Email: linda@wsgwa.org

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