Members of the water well industry formed the Colorado Water Well Drillers Association in 1931 to seek better water conditions and encourage the growth of the state's ground water industry. Early success brought new members to the association and in 1968 the name was changed to the Colorado Water Well Contractors Association, to more adequately define the scope of the association\'s work.
The forefathers of the organization were Ross Oliver, E.D. Chandler, and W.E. Code. These men worked with other members to achieve its goals of better communication, fraternity among the members, and legislative activity. Today\'s officers feel this work is continuing.
Numerous association activities have centered on legislation. The CWWCA has been instrumental in opposing attempts to restrict the opportunity of property owners to develop their ground water resources. The Association gained an exemption for water well drilling equipment from the State's ton-mile tax, a legislative milestone.
In addition to their legislative efforts, the CWWCA promotes fraternity and professionalism through their advertising, conventions, seminars, and newsletters. The Drillstem, a monthly newsletter, was instituted in 1971 to keep members abreast of activities across the state.