CGA 2017 at the Grand Siera Resort

Annual Convention and Trade Show
October 19-21, 2017 in Reno, NV

The CGA convention provides a forum for leaders in the groundwater industry to present their expertise at informative seminars and product spotlight demonstrations. The convention also features a trade show floor showcasing the latest in groundwater products and services. Attendees will enjoy a wide range of social events to promote comradery and facilitate networking opportunities.

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CGA Information

  • CGA Standard Practice Series
  • CGA Standard Practice SeriesCGA works closely with State and local agencies to develop workable guidelines to protect groundwater supplies and promote effective water policy.
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  • CGA Day at the Capitol

  • CGA Day at the CapitolThe next Day at the Capitol will be held Feb 09, 2017. This is an opportunity for members to interact with legislative representatives and discuss issues of prime importance to CGA, such as proposed legislation to update Bulletin 74, and to require continuing education for C-57 contractors as a condition of license renewal.

  • CGA Legislation: Bulletin 74 Update

  • Bulletin 74 UpdateCGA is requesting support from the California legislature to force the DWR to finish their review of the draft Water Well Construction Standards and publish them in a timely manner, so that the eventual implementation can assure that the State's groundwater resource can be protected as new groundwater management practices are developed.
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  • Continuing Education for C-57 Contractors

  • C-57CGA is seeking support for legislation requiring continuing education for C-57 license holders as a condition of license renewal. Since most of CGA's seminars are currently approved for CEUs, we are offering to provide all of the educational opportunities necessary for program implementation.
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    • CGA Scholarships

    • CGA ScholarshipsNew, higher value scholarships are now available to deserving folks who support our great industry. Applications are accepted Feb 1-Mar 15 each year.
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CGA News

2017 Annual Convention

69th Annual ConventionCGA is excited to return to the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada for the 69th Annual Convention and Trade Show. More informaton will be released in the coming months. Stay tuned.
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Bulletin 74 Draft Update Submitted

Bulletin 74 Draft UpdateSince 2010, CGA has been part of a subcommittee of the Water Well Technical Advisory Committee in an effort to rewrite the entire three-part document. The resulting update was delivered to the DWR in September of 2013, but as yet has not been adopted.
Read the Bulletin 74 draft here (9Mb) »

Groundwater Reflections

Groundwater ReflectionsFour times a year, CGA publishes its online association magazine. In it you will find summaries of Board of Directors' meetings, messages from the President and Executive Director, legislative updates, and other news from your association.
Read the latest Groundwater Reflections here »

About CGA

The California Groundwater Association (CGA) is a non-profit organization representing all segments of the groundwater industry in California. Our members include water well drilling and pump contractors, hydrogeologists, engineers, hydrologists, manufacturers and suppliers, government employees and others working in the groundwater field. CGA was founded in 1948 and was known as the Associated Drilling Contractors (ADC) until 1986 when the name was changed to emphasize the organization's involvement with all aspects of the groundwater field.

Our Mission:
Caring for California’s groundwater resources
Giving high quality service to members and the public
Acting in the best interest of the groundwater industry

An affiliate of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

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