Membership

Benefits of Ontario Ground Water Association Membership:


  • Industry Advocacy: for the betterment of your company and all segments of the Ontario ground water industry, have your voice heard where the OGWA has stakeholder status. Your input is always welcomed.
  • Ground Water Contractors General Insurance ProgramAn industry specific insurance program offered to members through Lackner McLennan Insurance.
  • Board of Directors: industry professionals addressing all issues for the common benefit of the industry and the membership. Directors act as your voice on the Board.
  • Executive Director: directed by the Board and membership to fulfill the OGWA mandate. Responds to inquiries and complaints; makes referrals to members; provides mediation and education to members and the public.
  • OGWA Office: Assisting with inquiries; refers public inquiries to members in their region. The office maintains critical OGWA and membership data, distributes news and information via the OGWA publication, The Source, maintains the OGWA website and social media sites, and administers the Well Wise water testing program.
  • Regional Meetings/Conventions/Trade Shows: Members enjoy discounts on Continuing Education Credit training for MOECC licensing maintenance, industry news and workshops, special pricing on the OGWA convention and NGWA convention - with advanced notice and proprietary information for members only.
  • Complimentary Copies of"The Source" Magazine and the Annual Membership Directory: The Source” is published three times per year. Members are provided the ability to contribute news and articles plus all advertising is restricted to members only. The Membership Directory is the phone book for our industry and is widely circulated to members and all levels of government and industry.
  • Web Site: The OGWA website promotes your membership to the public. If you are licenced and listed on the MOECC contractor website plus as an OGWA member listed on our site, what better credentials can you present to your customers? The website provides resources and information for your customers and the public. The Members only section is updated frequently, contains templates for regulatory compliance, links to government and ground water sites, and provides access to forms, information, pertinent news and issues as well as special offers for members only.
  • Well Wise Water Testing Program: Administered by the OGWA and provides lower comparative cost laboratory testing of private well water for the public and contractors. This is an additional service you can provide your clients. The OGWA office administers the test orders and provides an easy to read report on the results.
  • Choice Hotels Discount: Best-rate hotel discounts through Choice Hotels (Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Clarion Resorts, Quality Inn, Econolodge, and Rodeway). See your Membership Card: 2 Ways of Saving – Web or 1-800-424-6423.
  • Thrifty Car Rental Services: Special rates and services such as: no underage driver surcharges for ages 21-25, no additional driver fees for company employees or their spouses, Free Rental Days through the Blue Chip Rewards program, unlimited kilometres at most locations, and more. See your Membership Card.
  • New 2016: Gost Workwear Inc.: Discounts on Canadian and American made high quality work clothing and foot wear for you and employees to order on-line. See Members’ web page and your Membership Card for details and discount code.
  • New 2016: CAA: discounts on corporate membership as well as goods and services through CAA Rewards. The offer and discount information is available in the Members’ section of the OGWA website.

  • New 2016: Group Home & Auto Insurance Program: OGWA members and employees qualify for special discounted pricing with Economical Select Insurance on home and automobile insurance.

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The OGWA publishes a high quality membership directory each year. This booklet is the "go to" listing for professionals in the Ontario ground water industry.

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