Georgia Association of
Groundwater Professionals

 

 

 


GAGwP Spring CE Seminar 

Wednesday, May 25th 

Marriott City Center Macon, GA

Registration Now Open

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Georgia Well Show

September 15-17 

Marriott Riverfront Savannah, GA

After Key Discussions with GAGwP, Governor Kemp Makes Big Water Announcement 

   Governor Brian Kemp announced more than $422M in awards to reinforce water and sewer infrastructure across the state. Included in the awards is a joint project between EPD and Albany State University to support water resource resilience in the lower flint basin through the use of deeper aquifer wells. The project will utilize $49.8 million from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act to improve agricultural irrigation practices and provide better resource protection. Here are some of the immediate plans:

- Install 15 deeper aquifer monitoring wells to collect valuable data about the aquifers' capacity and sustainability.

- Install 242 deeper aquifer wells, resulting in a significant amount of water savings during drought. These wells would allow farmers who currently withdraw from the Flint River and its tributaries to use water from a deeper aquifer during drought. Moving agricultural water use from surface waters to deeper aquifers is expected to increase water supply reliability and better protect those surface waters during drought. 

-  Develop farm conservation and irrigation management plans consistent with guidance from USDA NRCS for all farms participating in the deeper aquifer well project. These plans will support efficient water use.

- Pilot additional water management tools, including repairing and expanding flow augmentation from groundwater and exploring incentives for voluntary irrigation suspensions or easements. These pilot projects could identify additional effective water management tools for the Flint River Basin.

We will provide additional details on the project as they become available. 


Tucker Green Named

Executive Director

by the GAGwP Board

Succeeds Bruce Widener Retiring After 45 Years

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New Contact Info.

Email: tucker@georgiadrillers.com

Phone: 678-646-0379

New Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1239

Jasper, Ga 30143

Welcome  - from President

Ryan Thompson,

Harvey Drilling Co., Putney, GA

Welcome!  


As President of GaGwP this year, I want to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in GaGwP and well drilling in Georgia.

I hope you will find this website both interesting and informative.

GaGwP is the only association of professional well drillers  and suppliers in the State of Georgia and we are extremely proud of our many accomplishments over the years.

Be sure to see the listing of our members above which is sorted by the company name and then again by the County in which they are located. This will be helpful in finding a licensed professional well driller in your area.

Thanks again for your interest and we look forward to receiving any input you might want to send. I hope you will contact us, if we might assist you in any way.

Sincerely,

Ryan Thompson

Harvey Drilling Co. / HT&T Well Drilling

President, GAGwP 2019-2022 


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Scholarships

The deadline for the SAWDJ is April 1.  

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Over $103,000 Awarded

GAGwP has awarded $103,800 in scholarships since our inception.

This year 2 individuals were each awarded $2,000.

They were:

  • Anna Massey, CMC Supply
  • Cassie Sheppard, Sheppard Well & Pump
CONGRATULATIONS!

These funds come from the generous contributions from our supplier members which are auctioned off at our Annual Well Show.  Without the generous support of the suppliers and the members who purchase these items, the scholarships would not be possible.  
Be sure to thank our suppliers who contribute to this effort!

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What is GAGwP?

The Georgia Association of Groundwater Professionals (GaGwP) (formerly the Georgia Drillers Association) is a state-wide, non profit trade association which represents contractors who are engaged in the design, sales, installation, maintenance, service and repair of water wells and irrigation systems for residential, agricultural, mining, commercial, industrial and institutional customers. These are professionals whose efforts result in supplying twenty one percent (21%) of all of Georgia's water needs and help manage our groundwater resources which will play an ever increasingly important role in implementing a long-term comprehensive plan to improve Georgia's ecosystems, water supply and water management.

GAGwP Scholarship

Eligibility: Any properly executed application will be accepted. However, a higher priority will be given to any applicant who is pursuing a degree in water well or groundwater related studies. To qualify, the applicant must:
 Be a member or the child, or grandchild of a member in good standing (for not less than three years) of the governing or affiliate Jubilee State Associations;
 Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average during their last two years of high school;
 Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or college undergraduate;
 Be able to provide transcripts including cumulative grade point averages (high school seniors) or the latest available transcript from current educational institutions.
Procedure: The applicant must complete the following application in full and have submitted it to the proper location BEFORE the deadline. The deadline for this year’s application is April15th. Any application received after the deadline will not be eligible. Transcripts must accompany the application.
Review: The application will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Applicants do not need to be pursuing water well or ground water related studies; however, special consideration will be given to those individuals studying to work in an industry related field.
Disbursement of Funds: The winning applicants will be notified at the Well Show.

Contact us:

Georgia Association of Groundwater Professionals (GAGwP)

(formerly the Georgia Drillers Association -GDA)

P.O. Box 1239 * Jasper, GA 30143

678-646-0379 

email: tucker@georgiadrillers.com

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