Promoting the Safe Use of Washington State’s Ground Water Resources
Washington State Ground Water Association (WSGWA), a trade association for ground water professionals, is dedicated to protecting, promoting, and educating ground water professionals and the public about the safe use of ground water.
The WSGWA is pleased to offer one or more scholarships every year to promote educational advancement for our members and their families.
2022 WSGWA Scholarships
The submittal deadline is April 15, and scholarships are awarded June 1 every year.
Ground Water Awareness for Well Owners and Ground Water Professionals
Use these simple tips to protect ground water.
- Ensure pollutants cannot enter the underground aquifer through failed wastewater treatment systems (septic tank or drain field), 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, kennels, and livestock operations.
- Annually, test your well water for coliform bacteria, nitrates, and anything else of local concern.
- 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 protects 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 driller or pump installer 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.