About Us


The Rhode Island Ground Water Association is an official Affiliate State Organization of the National Ground Water Association.


To enhance the skills and credibility of all ground water professionals, develop and exchange industry knowledge, to foster, aid, and promote scientific education, standards, research, and techniques, in order to improve methods of well construction and development, to promote the ground water industry and understanding of ground water resources, and to advance generally the mutual interests of all those involved with the ground water industry, including Well Drillers, Pump Installers, Water Filtration Experts and Plumbers in their own and the public welfare.

Officers of the RIGWA

Position NameCompanyContact InfoTerm Expires
PresidentAsa HoxieAB Hoxie Inc.asa@abhoxie.comDec. 31, 2017
Vice President Paul LaFramboiseLaFramboise Well Drilling paul@thewaterexperts.comDec. 31, 2017
Secretary Tom MitchellFranklin Electrictmitchell@fele.comDec. 31, 2017
TreasurerJosias Tanner A.B. Hoxie, Inc.jt@abhoxie.comDec. 31, 2017

Directors of the RIGWA

NameCompanyContact InfoTerm Expires
Jason EmmonsBlake Equipment jason.emmons@blakeequip.comDec. 31, 2017
Doug Pierce The Pump Docthepumpdoc@cox.netDec. 31, 2017
Buz Tanner A.B. Hoxie, Inc.buz@abhoxie.comDec. 31, 2017

New England Water Well Association Reps

DirectorCompanyCurrent PositionContact Info
Paul EmmonsPauls Water WorksDirectorpaulswaterworks@cox.net
Asa B HoxieAB HoxieDirectorasab@abhoxie.com