The Mission of the MGWA is: "To educate our members to provide, protect and promote groundwater as a safe and viable resource."
The Michigan Ground Water Association (MGWA) was founded in 1928 as the Michigan Well Drillers Association. It was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1940. The current name was adopted in 1995.
The MGWA hosts an annual convention, training courses and events. Click here for more information.
Membership to the MGWA consists of four divisions: Contractors, Technical, Suppliers, and Manufacturers.
Contractors represent companies that drill and repair water wells for homes, farms, businesses, factories, and cities throughout Michigan. Some of these companies install and repair pumps that retrieve water from these wells. Some also install and service water conditioning equipment. These companies are required to be registered with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) as registered Well Drilling and/or Pump Installation Contractors.
Technical Division members are persons or companies representing geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, regulators, and consultants. All of whom work on scientific matters relating to ground water. This includes field drilling and other work involving hydrogeologic studies and the movement of ground water.
Members of the Suppliers and Manufacturers Divisions represent companies that distribute pumps, drilling machines, tools, pipe, tanks, controls, and many other products to drilling contractors. These companies do not sell to the general public. Manufacturers are the actual makers of the materials that suppliers distribute.