Montana Water Well Drillers Association

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The MWWDA is pleased to bring you your education opportunities for 2021! While we can’t be together in person this year, we can be together virtually to better our industry.

As part of the NGWA Partner State relationship, we have the ability to share in the use of the NGWA University portal. Please note that while you may need to create a username and password on the following page to access your education, you will NOT automatically become an NGWA member, nor will your email be used by NGWA. This is only used for confirmation of registration, and to send you your certificate of completion.

Throughout the year, we will announce new education opportunities here on the website, through our association newsletter, e-updates, and more.

Please CLICK HERE to access the education portal, and to learn how to proceed. CLICK HERE for a document that will help you log in and use the education portal.

2021 McEllhiney Lecture

In addition to the on-demand educational opportunities offered via the NGWA University portal, MWWDA, in conjunction with the Groundwater Foundation, will be presenting live, albeit virtually, the 2021 McEllhiney Lecture on March 3. Please CLICK HERE for more information and access.


As many of you may have heard, the MWWDA Board and committees made the very difficult decision to not have any in-person event in 2021 due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous restrictions that have been put in place by local, county, and state regulating entities.

This was not an easy decision, but after consulting with the BWWC, we were assured that any CEUs offered by MWWDA would be recognized as approved by the BWWC as long as they met the criteria.

MWWDA will be reaching out to our great network of manufacturers and suppliers, and other speakers, to put together courses for you to take and will outline the necessary steps for registration as well. All of this will be on the MWWDA website soon.

Since we will NOT be able to meet in person, other activities that happen during our convention will also need to be postponed — specifically, the annual meeting and elections. Until the time when we can hold an annual meeting, the current board will stay in place. Our annual auction will be replaced with a new fundraiser/raffle this year, so keep your eyes open for that.

Thank you for understanding that this is the way we must address 2021. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or our Executive Director Dave Schulenberg. You may also click here for more information.

Casey Olson
MWWDA President

What we do

The purpose of the MWWDA is to organize, maintain and operate a trade association for the benefit of its members. To collect and share with its members any scientific, educational or general trade information regarding the subject of well drilling and the sanitary aspects thereof. To monitor and appropriately support or oppose, any legislation seeking to regulate the drilling of wells and the sanitation aspects involved. To advance and further the general welfare and interests of its members.

Lastest News

Know Your Costs

The rumor is, we have a lot of good Well Drillers and Pump Technicians in our industry but only a handful of good business operators. MWWDA wants to change that Image!

Download this document to help you become more aware of your costs and a better business operator.

Awesome Aquifer Kit now available!

Looking for a great way to educate kids on what an aquifer is and how it works? Click here for information on how to get your own Awesome Aquifer Kit!

Submit your award nominations!

The MWWDA Convention Committee and Board of Directors are now taking applications for industry awards! Please review the MWWDA Award Nomination Form and if you know someone who meets one of these criteria, fill out the form and e-mail (or mail) it to Dave Schulenberg at by the stated deadline.

Legislative representation

MWWDA employs a professional lobbyist to represent our interests in Helena. We actively participate in the Water Policy Interim Committee meetings, DNRC rule-making, and with the Board of Water Well Contractors. Subscribe to weekly updates.

Montana Drill Bits newsletter

Our full-length newsletter provides in-depth information to our members three times per year. Our weekly info e-mails provide constant current information to those in the industry. Advertising in the newsletter.

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