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 Testifies on Capitol Hill
NOWRA Past President Tom Fritts testified on NOWRA's behalf before Congress March 18. He spoke in support of greater funding and more EPA staff support for the onsite industry. His testimony was before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee which determines EPA's budget. Watch a YouTube version of his testimony here. Read the written testimony (more detailed) here.
Joint Onsite Mega-Conference Call for Papers Now Available. Want to make a presentation at the 2015 Mega-Conference? Submit an abstract by May 1, 2015. Download instructions for doing so here.
NOWRA-VOWRA-SORA-NAWT to Hold Joint Onsite Mega-Conference, November 3-6, 2015 in Virginia Beach Virginia
NOWRA is partnering with the Virginia Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, the State Onsite Regulators Alliance, and the National Association of Wastewater Technicians to host a major industry conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center this fall. It will serve as the annual meetings for NOWRA, VOWRA and SORA and the Annual Treatment Symposium for NAWT. This will be a must attend event. Watch this space for more information. Details
Welcome NOWRA's new board members
Mike Hines, Carl Thompson, and Denise Wright were elected as new members of NOWRA's Board of Directors In addition, John Buchanan was reappointed to his board position and Karen Ferguson was appointed to fill the board vacancy created when Jim Bell was appointed NOWRA Vice President. Elections.
NOWRA Holds Educational/Lobbying Event on Capitol Hill. NOWRA held an educational trade fair on July 30 to tell Congress about the benefits/advantages of onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment….and to point out the inequities in how the industry is funded. Details.
Installer Training Held in New Mexico. NOWRA recently hosted two trainings in the state: June 16-17 in Albuquerque, and June 18-19 in Almagordo. Details, call NOWRA HQ.
New Mexico Onsite Wastewater Association joins NOWRA. Welcome! NMOWA Website
NOWRA Annual Business Meeting Full details here
Check out the all-new NOWRA Onsite Journal. The membership's magazine returns! Read the current issue here
Check out the NOWRA Installer Academy Catalog. Now Online!
EPA issues " A Model Program for Onsite Management in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" This guidance document is expected to become the template used by EPA when addressing onsite system management in impaired watersheds. It will be a topic of discussion at NOWRA's upcoming Annual Conference.
Read the EPA document
Read the Comments submitted and EPA's responses
NOWRA and Water Quality Association Update Joint Statement on Guidance for the Use of Water Softening and Onsite Wastewater Systems on Individual Properties. Details