National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

Arthur E. Becker honored for outstanding service to the groundwater industry


WESTERVILLE, OH -- Arthur E. Becker, MGWC, CPG, owner of Drilling and Safety Consultants LLC in Manahawkin, New Jersey, has received the National Ground Water Association’s 2016 Standard Bearer Award for outstanding volunteer involvement in the legislative process and its new Fellow designation given as recognition for outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology.

Regarding Becker’s involvement in the legislative process, in addition to his serving as NGWA president in 2011, he:

  • Attended the NGWA Legislative Fly-in in 1999, 2004-2006, and 2008-2013
  • Contributed to the NGWA-PAC in 2005-2006, and 2009
  • Participated in the NGWA Standard Bearer grassroots letter-writing program
  • Served on NGWA’s Government Affairs Committee, Superfund Task Force, and External Relations Council.

On Becker’s being among the first of five chosen to receive the new NGWA Fellow designation, nominator John W. Pitz, CPI, president of N.L. Pitz Inc., Batavia, Illinois, said, “Art is the consummate groundwater professional. His knowledge, skills, experiences, and leadership are unsurpassed. His willingness to share and educate reflect his commitment.”

“Water well technology and contracting were the beginning of Art’s association with the industry and NGWA,” added Daniel T. Meyer, MGWC, CVCLD, CPA, Gregg Drilling & Testing Inc. “Having started as a contractor in New Jersey, Art built a successful business providing services to environmental engineers. This also led him to NGWA in the early ’90s when we (contractors, engineers, manufacturers) were all looking for knowledge and guidance.”

Besides Becker’s volunteerism in the legislative process with NGWA as listed above, he has served on numerous other Association boards, committees, and task groups such as the Contractors Division Board of Directors, National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation Board of Directors, Professional Designations Oversight Committee, Developing Nations Guidelines Task Force, and Well Decommissioning Task Group to name but a few.

Becker will receive both awards during NGWA’s 2016 Groundwater Week December 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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