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2019 CGA Annual Convention and Trade Show

  • 17 Oct 2019
  • 19 Oct 2019
  • Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, Nevada


  • Includes banquet
  • Includes Banquet
  • Includes banquet


Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, Nevada
2500 East Second Street 
Reno, Nevada 89595 
(800) 501-2651

Dear Friends of the California Groundwater Association:

We are looking forward to being at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada, for one last time!

This year, we have lined up some new topics, and revamped how we do our trade show floor schedule. Please take a moment to review the schedule below. You will notice courses that will help you in your day-to-day work, as well as help you in your business preparations and planning on how you may even retire!


California Groundwater Association members are more than quality contractors. They are professionals dedicated to the water well industry and stewards of our water systems. The CGA Annual Convention emphasizes professionalism through continuing education, access to cutting edge technologies, and updates from the legislature and other regulatory authorities affecting your business.


Visit the trade show held on Friday, October 18, from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. Make sure to see all the technology in the water well industry and experience California’s largest gathering of well drilling suppliers and manufacturers and thank them for supporting CGA.


The CGA continues to look to improving our communication with not only our members, but the groundwater industry in California as a whole! YOU are a huge part of this and we look forward to continuing working with you and for you! Active associations rely on volunteers and we have a number of opportunities for involvement! Please see a member of the Executive Committee or our new Executive Director and discuss how YOU can be a part of YOUR association and help guide our future!

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)


  • 7:30 am–5:00 pm Registration, badge pickup
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm NV Regulations Seminar (4-hour seminar put on by the Nevada Division of Water Resources)
  • 8:30 am Golf (offsite)
  • 12:00–1:00 pm Lunch (On your own)
  • 1:00–6:00 pm Exhibitor move-in and set-up
  • 1:15–2:15 pm Seminar A – Well Disinfection
  • 1:15–2:15 pm Seminar B – VFD Training – Low Harmonics /Yaskawa Drives
  • 2:30–4:30 pm Seminar C – OSHA Trench/Confined Spaces/Safety and Accident Review-Silica Rules (OSHA)
  • 2:30–4:30 pm Seminar D – Basics of E-Logging
  • 6:00–11:00 pm Bowling Meet and Greet – Sponsored beverages and hors d’oeuvres
  • 9:30 pm Texas Hold ‘em Tournament


  • 7:30 am–4:00 pm Registration, badge pickup
  • 8:00–10:30 am Additional Exhibitor set-up
  • 9:00–10:00 am McEllhiney Lecture – Drilling markets must change – Gary Hix
  • 10:15–11:15 am Water Systems Council – Legal updates nationwide – Jessie Richardson
  • 11:30 am–12:00 pm General Membership Meeting
  • 11:00 am–12:00 pm Vendor Lunch
  • 12:00–1:00 pm Attendee Lunch
  • 12:00–4:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open – Sponsored bar from 3:00–4:30
  • 4:30–5:15 pm Manufacturer & Supplier Meeting
  • 4:30–8:00 pm Exhibit tear-down
  • 4:30–5:30 pm Past Presidents Meeting
  • 6:00–6:30 pm Reception, Silent Auction – Music by Andrew Quindt – Sponsored by Preferred Pump
  • 6:45–10:30 pm 71st Annual Banquet, Comedians & Live Auction – Sponsored in part by Premier Pump


  • 8:00–10:00 am Registration, badge pickup
  • 8:45–9:45 am Seminar A – Technology for the Small Contractor
  • 9:00–11:00 am Seminar B – Engines and Emissions
  • 11:15 am–12:15 pm Lunch
  • 11:15 am–2:00 pm CGAA Luncheon and Program
  • 12:30–2:30 pm Seminar C – DOT Preparedness
  • 12:30–2:30 pm Seminar D – Asset Protection/Succession/Disaster Readiness
  • 2:45–4:15 pm Wine Tasting

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