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
Welcome to nowra.org’s new home!

We’re pleased to introduce NOWRA’s new website. We hope you find it to be a useful resource.  The new nowra.org offers substantially more capabilities than the old website. This should make it easier for you to find information, promote your business, manage your NOWRA membership, and conduct business with the association. Over the next several months we will continue to add more content and more features to the website, but for now, click here if you are interested in learning more about the website.

NOWRA News and Highlights

Make plans to attend the 2016 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference
October 26-29, The Nugget Casino Resort, Reno, NV.
Conference Home Page
Agenda * Register * Hotel Info

Cast your vote in NOWRA's 2016 - 2019 Board of Directors elections. Download the candidate statements here. *** Download the ballot here.

NOWRA Lobbying Efforts Produce Results Details
Why you should get involved

Help homeowners be SepticSmart year round. SepticSmart  website

NOWRA welcomes three new state affiliates.

We are pleased to announce the addition of the following three state onsite associations as new NOWRA affiliates: COWA (California Onsite Water Association),IOWPA (Indiana Onsite Waste Water Professionals Association), and NOWWA (Nebraska On-site Waste Water Association).

Welcome newly elected members of the NOWRA Board of Directors
Terms expire December 2018:
Edward Corriveau, Regulatory Sector
Karen Ferguson, Vendor/Manufacturer Sector
Dwayne C. Jones, Service Provider Sector
Curtis Moore, Installer Sector*
Read their bios here
*Note: Scott Rexroth was appointed to replace Curtis Moore when he was selected as Secretary Treasurer

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

NOWRA Annual Business Meeting will take place Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, NV, 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