What is NOWRA?
The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) is the largest organization within the U.S. dedicated to educating and representing members within the onsite and decentralized industry.  Our members include educators, regulators, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, and other parties dedicated to protecting water resources and the environment.  More information....    ....
About Onsite Waste Water Technology
  "Onsite wastewater management system" (also called a“Decentralized system”), has become a commonly-used term to describe a wastewater treatment system that treats and disperses wastewater at or near its source. Decentralized systems include systems which serve individual homes (often known as a "Septic System"), a cluster of homes, a subdivision or small community as well as commercial and industrial complexes. These systems take advantage of the vast capacity of soil to remove or transform pollutants that are in the effluent as it percolates through the soil thereby maintaining the quality and quantity of our groundwater. By definition, onsite wastewater management systems are a ‘green technology’ because treated effluent recharges local aquifers. More
Plan to Attend the 2017 NOWRA Legislative Fly-in, May 2-3, 2017

NOWRA has begun to make progress in getting Washington to support policies and funding which promote the use of onsite wastewater treatment systems. We have established a Decentralized Wastewater Recycling Congressional Caucus in the US House of Representatives. We also were able to include language in the 2017 House Appropriations spending bill directing EPA to dedicate more resources in support of our industry. But much work remains to be done. Please come to Washington to help grow our Decentralized Caucus and to convince your elected officials to support onsite wastewater!

NOWRA News and Highlights

Call For Papers Abstracts Due May 1

Please note our new mailing address;
4601 Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA  22203
Phone:800-966-2942; 703-836-1950; Fax 703-997-5609
Email (executivedirector@nowra.org)

Congratulations to those who were elected to the NOWRA Board of Directors for the 2016-2019 term:
Joyce Hudson, Consultant
Tony Mendes, Tony Mendes Excavating
KR "Trapper" Davis, Coastal Plains Environmental Group
Sara Heger, University of Minnesota

Why you should get involved

Help homeowners be SepticSmart year round. SepticSmart  website

Looking for Training? Check out NOWRA’s Installer Academy!

NOWRA's Annual Business Meeting will take place Wednesday, October 22, 2017 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The agenda is as follows:
1. Call to Order and the availability of the corporation membership list.
2. Reading of Annual Meeting Notice
3. Reading of the previous annual meeting minutes,
4. Presidents Report
5. Secretary-Treasurer Report
6. Executive Directors Report.
7. Committee Reports
8. Other business
9. Adjournment

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Which of NOWRA's primary advocacy/lobbying goals is most important to you personally?
Increase the share of new construction which uses onsite treatment
Seek to change policies at EPA which discriminate against the use of onsite wastewater
Secure a larger share of federal funding for wastewater infrastructure