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OGWA Activities and Accomplishments

OGWA was the driving force behind establishing the Oregon Well Log Query in the early 1990’s

  • Instrumental in establishing the well inspection program in the early 1990’s
  • Supported the Ashland Drilling vs Jackson County Case
  • Jackson County attempted to establish their own jurisdiction and rules for water well drilling
  • Always fighting to keep start card and other fees in check
  • Ongoing OGWA active presence on all GWAC committees
  • Established a RAC and participated in drafting Ground Source Heat Pump boring rules in Oregon in 2010.
  • Heavy RAC participation in the Mosier area special well construction standards
  • Worked with OWRD as well as industry mfg., suppliers and contractors to expand the use of Bentonite for well abandonments and seal use in Oregon.
  • Instituted an apprenticeship program in Oregon for Water Treatment Licensing
  • During the 2019 legislative session the OGWA introduced (House Bill) HB 2331
  • Groundwater Day at the Capitol for many legislative sessions 



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