The National Ground Water Association Presents Curtis King, CWD/PI, with Life Member Award

Oct 21, 2019, 12:33 PM
Oct 13, 2019, 09:00 AM


Award to Honor King’s Contributions to the Groundwater Industry

(WESTERVILLE, OH — October 13, 2019) Curtis King, CWD/PI, Field Director for Healing Hands International in Centralia, Washington, will receive the Life Member Award and Special Recognition Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

The awards, which will be presented to King at NGWA’s Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, are a recognition of his significant contributions to the groundwater industry and service to those around the world.

King, who was born into a family of drillers, began working on water wells after leaving the Navy in 1976. In 1978 King would find his true passion in a small Haitian village: serving those in need by drilling clean water wells in developing countries.

The following forty years of King’s career would take him across the globe working with various companies and non-profit organizations drilling water wells in developing countries. King worked in Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, and the Dominican Republic drilling water wells and training locals in the trade.

“Curt and (his wife) Mary King are incredible people who have sacrificed much to bring clean drinking water to developing countries. Conservatively it is estimated that Curt has helped drill more than 2,000 wells that provided water to more than 3 million people,” said Joseph Smith, Vice President of Operations at Healing Hands International.

When not on mission work, King enjoys spending time with his family and traveling in his motorhome.

For more information or additional comments please contact Ben Frech at or call (614) 898-7791, ext. 1570.


The National Ground Water Association is a not-for-profit professional society and trade association for the global groundwater industry. Our members around the world include leading public and private sector groundwater scientists, engineers, water well system professionals, manufacturers, and suppliers of groundwater-related products and services. The Association’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association advocating for responsible development, management, and use of water.