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The British Columbia Ground Water Association
The British Columbia Ground Water Association


BCGWA Mission

The mission of the British Columbia Ground Water Association is to provide professional and technical leadership in the advancement of the ground water industry and in the protection, the promotion, and the responsible development and use of ground water resources.


BCGWA Objectives

  • To place the ground water contracting business on a scientific and business-like basis
  • To maintain an organization to assist, promote, encourage and support the interest and welfare of the Ground Water Industry in the province of British Columbia
  • To foster and promote scientific education, standards, research and technique in order to improve the methods of water well construction
  • To promote and encourage harmony and co-operation between members and Government Agencies relative to the proper development and protection of the underground water supply and to generally advance the mutual interest of those engaged in the ground water industry in their own and public interest

In addition, the BCGWA supports standards and minimum pricing schedules for water well construction, and voluntary certification programs in well drilling and pump installation. As part of the broader concerns over water quality, BCGWA is affiliated with the National Ground Water Association and the National Ground Water Educational Foundation.