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.

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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.

The WSGWA is pleased to offer one or more scholarships. The Association recognizes the need for educational advancement and seeks to provide support for its members and families. The deadline for submittal is April 15, 2020. Scholarship award date is June 1, 2020. (Scholarship Application)

2020 WSGWA Day On The Hill in Olympia

SAVE THE DATE! Join your fellow industry professionals on January 23, 2020 in advocating ground water issues that are impacting the industry. Our state Legislators need your guidance. Come help inform your District Legislators. Bring family or a friend to the State Capitol for the day. You can make an impact. The reservation deadline has been extended to January 6, 2020 for room reservations. Please mention the WSGWA for the room block.

You can also call the office at 360-757-1551 for more information.

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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Burlington, WA 98233-0813
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