It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news that Robin Irwin passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022.
Robin was a huge part of our water well industry family! She was Operations Manager for Murray Drilling Company, Bernalillo, New Mexico, and also served as Executive Secretary of the New Mexico Ground Water Association. Robin was elected as WSC’s first Contractor Board member in 2019. She also served as vice president of the Water Well Trust Board of Directors. In addition, Robin had chaired WSC's State Association and Public Education committees and was a member of the Technical and Membership committees.
Robin and her husband Brian have been faithful WSC members, attending both the Spring and Fall WSC meetings, advocating for the industry on Capitol Hill in the Spring, and helping with the WWT fundraisers in the Fall. Robin was committed and showed up!
As many know, Robin was usually the nicest person in the room, but at the same time was very straightforward and frank when discussing issues of concern. Both WSC and WWT staff relied heavily on Robin for her wisdom and expertise when dealing with challenging situations with contractors, well construction, and clients.
To honor Robin’s memory and the valuable work she did, the Water Well Trust has established the Robin Irwin Sunshine Fund, as she truly was a ray of sunshine! This fund will provide grants to needy families in New Mexico who are living without access to a safe water supply.
The first project these funds will be going towards is one Robin actually assisted with, helping find the contractor and answering various questions about drilling in that area of New Mexico. It will be a cluster well in Abiquiu that will serve eight families. Robin told us this was a beautiful area that she and Brian had enjoyed visiting.
Donations to the Robin Irwin Sunshine Fund can be made by going to the homepage of the Water Well Trust website where you can click on the PayPal donate button. You may also donate by sending a check to WWT at P. O. Box 2399, Davidson NC 28036, or by calling 202-625-4383.
Robin was loved, respected, and will be missed by so many in our industry. Please keep Brian and their children Emily and Andy in your thoughts and prayers.