News | May 8, 2015

NGWA Seeks ANSI Standard For Pumping Systems

The National Ground Water Association is seeking people to form a consensus body for developing a proposed groundwater pumping systems standard to include guidance on performance requirements for pumps used in water wells.

A standard is a formal technical document for generally accepted processes, procedures, and policies. NGWA is seeking establishment of standards to protect groundwater resources and public health, and to help ensure professionals are capable of proper selection, design, and installation, by establishing a benchmark for groundwater pumping systems.

The draft ANSI (American National Standards Institute)/NGWA-03-1X Water Well Pumps Standard will be compiled following ANSI-accredited NGWA Standard Development Operating Procedures. Among the areas to be covered by the proposed standard are:

  • Pump system design
  • Wellhead considerations
  • Pump sizing and materials
  • Tanks, metering, valves, and piping
  • Electrical concerns
  • Operational concerns
  • Any related topics as determined by the consensus body.

Persons suitable for the consensus group include groundwater industry stakeholders such as water well system contractors, regulators, private water well owners, groundwater scientists and engineers, and manufacturers and suppliers of equipment used in the groundwater industry. Membership with NGWA is not required for participation.

A free orientation webinar will be held July 15, 2015 to educate interested parties on the standards process, as well as how they can become involved. Click here to learn more about the webinar and for registration information(

Those interested in serving on the NGWA consensus body may also click here to download the task group member application( and here to access the NGWA Standard Development Operating Procedures(

About NGWA
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA's vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.

Source: The National Ground Water Association