Ground Water Canada

Fowler receives top NGWA award

September 24, 2015  By Ground Water Canada

Westerville, OH – Scott Fowler, CWD/PI and president of Dahlman Pump and Well Drilling, in Burlington, Wash., has received the National Ground Water Association’s Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the ground water industry.

Fowler has many ground water industry contributions and recognitions, the NGWA said in a news release.

He was president of NGWA in 2008; NGWA-PAC chairman in 2015; former president of the Washington State Ground Water Association; a recipient of NGWA’s 2012 Standard Bearer Award for outstanding volunteer involvement in the legislative process; the former chair of NGWA’s Contractors Division; and a former member of numerous NGWA committees and subcommittees.


In 1979, his father moved the family from Montana to Washington to take over his great-uncle’s well-drilling business. Eventually, Fowler and his brother took the business over from their father and has since helped diversify the company’s offerings, which include residential well installation, irrigation wells, municipal wells, pump services, water filtration, and electrical and commercial wiring.

“Scott has always been available when needed and visited many state associations with advice and help,” said nominator and former NGWA president Loyd Watson of Lascassas, Tenn. “I went on the NGWA board the same year as Scott. He and I dealt with a few issues that were tough, but we always worked them out together. I admire his energy, his ability, his passion, his love for people, and his love for the industry and NGWA.”

The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo this December in Las Vegas.

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