​​​​​​Dedicated ​to providing quality ground water.



                                Maine Ground Water Association

                                          Meeting Maine's Water Needs                                  


MGWA Board of Directors


President Jesse Goodwin

Vice President ​Justin Laphier

Treasurer Scott Abbotts



Secretary Susan Smith

207-839-3293 hansenswell@gmail.com
Past President Scott Hodgdon

Term Expiring 2023
Trevor Gould
Ted McLeod
​​Mark Taplin

Term Expiring 2024

Frank Hegarty


Noah Rolfe


Brian Streeter



  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dedicated to Maine's groundwater industry
The Maine Groundwater Association is made up of water well drilling and water pump contractors from across the state. Our members are highly trained experts in such services as well drilling, pump systems, filtration, testing, inspection, geothermal and hydro-fracturing.

The Maine Groundwater Association is dedicated to the continuing education of its members and to educating the public about Maine groundwater. We work with government agencies and communities to solve ground water use issues and to protect future resources.

Our membership is committed to meeting Maine's ground water needs. Membership is your assurance that your contractor has met the training requirements of the association. Learn more about membership. 

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Maine Well Driller's Commission:   

The Commission generally meets at 9:00A.M., the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 17 Elkins Lane in Augusta.
Maine Well Drillers and Pump Installers Rules

​Specialty Well Application(PDF)

Setback Reduction Notification(PDF)

Policy to Determine Casing or Liner & Seals for Specialty Wells(PDF)

Notice of Intent to Hydro frack

Maine Geological Survey:  Driller's please complete your well data logs.  Contact the Maine Geological Survey to set up your account to submit online well data reports.    

Maine Geological Survey Well Database

Maine Groundwater Association:
MGWA Director's Meetings are currently being held via Zoom.  Please double check with a director for location, meeting dates and times as they are subject to change.  All are invited to attend. 

Erosion Control Class & MGWA Annual & Director’s Meetings: 

Monday, February 6, 2023

The Best Western Plus

375 Main St., Waterville

8:00-9:00 AM Coffee Sponsored by Preferred Pump
9:00 AM-1:00 PM Erosion Control Class
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Annual and Directors Meeting

​​The Erosion & Sediment Control Practices Refresher Class can be use as your recertification, most of our members certification expired in December 2022. There is a 6-month grace period for re-certification. This class also serves as an introduction to basic and advanced DEP-approved practices. Members taking the intro class will need more instruction to become fully certified. Please visit www.maine.gov/dep/land/training/ecp-how-to.html or contact John Maclaine at John.Maclaine@maine.gov or 207-615-3279 for more information.

Class & Lunch is free to members, non-members can also attend, the cost for the erosion control class is $10.00 and the cost for lunch is $20.00.  Please make check payable to the Maine Groundwater Association and mail it to MGWA, Scott Abbotts, PO Box 661, North Turner, ME  04266.

Please click here for sign up sheet.

Director’s Meeting(s):  February 6, 2023

​​​​Other Events:

Commission MeetingsThe Maine Water Well Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. At the close of each meeting, the venue of the next meeting will be announced.
Zoom/In-Person Meeting:

MWWC Meeting - Monthly: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 9am to 12pm.
Location: 18 Elkins Lane, Room 109, Harlow Building, Augusta, ME
Zoom Meeting – Click this link to join the meeting.

Virtual Meeting:
*EMERGENCY MEETING (Scheduled as needed)
Zoom Meeting – Click this link to join the meeting.  

National Ground Water Association Expo:  December 5-7, 2023, in Las Vegas, for more info visit their website at http://www.groundwaterweek.com/  If you would like to be a delegate at the NGWA, please contact a director.

MGWA Newsletters & Info