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.
Participate in NOWRA's Legislative Fly-in, June 14-15! Join colleagues from around the country who are coming to Washington to ask Congress to recognize the value of the Onsite Wastewater industry and to treat us fairly. Fly-In Details. Why you should get involved
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).
Click here for details. Abstracts must be submitted by May 1, 2016
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
Make plans to attend the 2016 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference
October 26-29, The Nugget Casino Resort, Reno, NV. Follow this link for details as they become available.
EPA hosts successful SepticSmart Week!
Help homeowners be SepticSmart year round. Details.
Read about the education and research (PDF) states and communities are doing regarding septic systems in order to protect water quality.
NOWRA Hosts Legislative Fly-in in Washington
NOWRA held a Government Action Day on July 14 in Washington. Members came to Washington to visit Members of Congress and let them know that our industry needs their support! Details.
AzOWRA, UOWA and WOSSA Join NOWRA
State onsite wastewater associations representing Arizona, Utah, and Washington state have all chosen to become NOWRA affiliates. Welcome!
NOWRA Testifies on Capitol Hill
NOWRA Past President Tom Fritts testified on March 18 before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee in support of greater funding and more EPA staff support for the onsite industry. Watch a YouTube version of his testimony. Read the written testimony (more detailed) here.
NOWRA Holds Educational/Lobbying Event on Capitol Hill. NOWRA held an educational trade fair on July 30, 2014 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