As a dues paying member of the Empire State Water Well Drillers Association you
are entitled to the benefits that come from being part of a large group with the
same interests and goals.
- To better serve the membership we have standing committees who handle day-to-day
communications and challenges. These committees include Membership, Insurance and
Safety, Legislative and Licensing, Education, Budget and Finance, New England Water
Well Association, Public Information, Scholarship, National Ground Water Association,
Water Systems Council, Environmental, DOT and By-laws.
- We are affiliated with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), the Water Systems
Council (WSC) and the American Ground Water Trust (AGW). The NGWA’s certification
program is recognized by the NYS DEC and DOH as the requirement for drilling in
NYS. We offer a class in preparation for the drilling and pump installing exam at
least once a year.
- We host quarterly meetings around the State to give our members an opportunity to
attend. The annual meeting, held in Rome, NY in January, features our suppliers
and manufactures with a tabletop display arena. This gives members the opportunity
to see new products and to have one on one time with the representatives of each
- We offer our members participation in the Capital Bauer drillers insurance program.
This is a unique program specializing in the water well drilling industry. It offers
all lines of insurance along with a workers comp dividend program and down the hole
- Our newly designed webpage keeps you up to date on meeting sites and news releases
pertaining to the industry. The search feature will give you contact information
for all members including the suppliers and manufacturers as well as Board and committee
members. Our Scholarship program, the Albert H. Mack Scholarship, is available to
those who are pursing a course of study related to the water well industry. Preference
is given to the families of ESWWDA members and to those attending at least a 2-year
- As an industry facing multiple challenges, it is helpful to know that we are not
alone and that we have a team of members who are working hard for the betterment
of our industry and our future. We are here to support and promote you. In return
all we ask is that you are willing to give back as much as you receive by becoming
involved on a community level by participating in home shows; with schools and civic
groups to promote and educate consumers about our most precious resource, groundwater.
We welcome your volunteering to be on a committee or sit on the Board. In return,
all we ask is that you are willing to give back as much as you receive. Your voice
is important, Be Heard!