Georgia Association of Groundwater Professionals Names McClain Shallow Wells’ Owner, Jim McClain, President

By January 15, 2016Local NewsWIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jim McClain, McClain Shallow Wells located in Savannah, Ga, was recently elected the 2015-2017 President of the Georgia Association of Groundwater Professionals (GAGWP), a statewide nonprofit association based in Atlanta, Ga. representing well drilling contractors around the state. McClain served as GAGwP’s statewide Vice President and has served on the Board of Directors for a number of years.

McClain Shallow Wells, as the name implies, specializes in shallow wells drilled for residential purposes such as landscaping and gardening. He has done this in the Coastal Empire for over 37 years. McClain received his BS degree in Zoology at the University of Washington in 1978 and worked at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography from 1978 to 1984.

GAGWP is a state-wide, nonprofit trade association which represents professional contractors who are engaged in the design, sales, installation, maintenance, service and repair of water wells, pumps and irrigation systems for residential, agricultural, mining, commercial, industrial and institutional customers. Over 300 well drilling professionals attended the three day Annual GAGwP Meeting where McClain was named President.

“I am honored to serve as the new president of this association,” said McClain. “This group is comprised of professionals whose efforts result in supplying twenty one percent of all of Georgia’s water needs and help manage our groundwater resources which will play an ever increasingly important role in implementing a long-term comprehensive plan to improve Georgia’s ecosystems, water supply and water management.”

GAGWP, formed in the early 1960s, has members in all corners of the state of Georgia.
The membership is composed of a great diversity in sizes of member firms from the very small family owned businesses who own one drilling rig to the very large drilling contractors who have a fleet of drilling rigs and equipment.

Regardless of the size of the company, GAGWP represents the professionals in the industry who have a genuine interest in protecting the vital water resources of our state and improving the groundwater industry for both the customer and the contractor. GAGWP’s goal is to protect our precious groundwater resources and promote quality and professionalism in the water well drilling industry in the state of Georgia and the demonstration of a genuine concern for the health and safety of our customers by providing quality water services. For more information, visit

McClain Shallow Wells can provide solutions for new wells, replacement wells, water pressure problems and booster pump systems systems and more. The office is located at 8522 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, call (912) 355-5442

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Jim McClain, McClain Shallow Wells

Jim McClain, McClain Shallow Wells