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.

2015 WSGWA FALL CONVENTION

The next opportunity to accumnulate credits will be October 1,2, and 3, 2015, at the annual WSGWA Convention in Everett at the Everett Holiday Inn. This is always a great event that is a central location that draws attendees from across the state. The classrooms are centrally located, registration is right as you walk in the front doors and there is plenty of parking. We have a wonderful full agenda planned starting on Thursday with a full day of Pump Installer classes. Friday will be a half-day of classes followed by lunch and exhibits with the Manufacturers and Suppliers, hospitality, and Friday evening will be capped off with a Banquet Dinner and Live Auction. The Pine Wood Derby races will be there again this year. Saturday will be a day of all-day classes.....either choose driller or pump installer. Be sure to look at the agenda and registration coming this August. Remember to send in your registration in early so as not to pay the late fee.

Update** There has been a change of classes for the Pump Installer class that will be presented on Saturday October 3, 2015 at the WSGWA Convention in Everett. The class that will be presented will be instructed by Greg Miller of Control Components NW. This will be a great class covering Variable Frequency Drives, VFD start up and performance, wiring methods and grounding & bonding. This class is also Electrical Trainee approved from Labor & Industries and has been submitted to the Dept. of Health for Water System Management credits as well. *This same class will be presented at all 3 locations for our Fall Seminar Series in November.

(Download the convention registration on the CEU Calendar Page)

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.

 
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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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