Every NOWRA member receives a free listing on the Septic Locator, the only national, searchable directory of providers of onsite wastewater management services. Your listing is controlled by you -- you can change contact information, services offered and other information in real time. Coming soon you will have the chance to enhance your listing as well.
NOWRA has resumed publication of the Onsite Journal magazine. This 4-color magazine offers useful information about national developments affecting onsite wastewater, reports from state affiliates and industry vendors, and updates on NOWRA programs and services of interest.
NOWRA has established the Installer Academy as the national educational entity for the decentralized wastewater industry to ensure that quality training programs are available for all industry practitioners. By participating in NOWRA’s Education Programs, members gain a learned foundation that continuously builds personal and professional opportunities.
- Classroom -- These courses focus on the procedures and practices for installation, operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting of onsite systems, and typically qualify for continuing education credits. Many are offered by NOWRA-affiliated state groups. They are listed separately and updated regularly on NOWRA’s website. NOWRA is prepared to offer Installer Academy training courses to any qualified organization and welcomes inquiries. For an overview of current training offerings, click here
- Online -- Coming soon, NOWRA will roll out Installer Academy Online -- A series of online courses which can deliver reasonably priced, high quality information to your home or office computer.
NOWRA has partnered with Admirals Bank to allow contractors the ability to offer homeowners an option for financing septic system repairs or replacements. The funding in the program is backed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, so the interest rates offered are generally lower than those available from banks or many other funding sources. These HUD-backed home improvement loans can provide financing up to $25,000 with a variety of loan terms and lengths. Contact Tom Morris at Admirals Bank for more details
NOWRA's Resource Library is intended to be a one-stop portal to help you identify critical information online which can help you manage your business. Published industry research, How-to manuals, regulations, financing, public outreach materials, and archived training materials are among the valuable items contained in this always growing library.
NOWRA's Annual Conference & Expo brings together industry leaders from around the country. Through technical and plenary sessions, field trips, and discussions with industry vendors, participants have the opportunity to better understand how innovative onsite/decentralized technologies, management approaches, and policies are being implemented today.
NOWRA E-News is delivered directly to your email in-box, delivering the latest news on national and regional developments affecting our industry. For an archive of recent editions of E-News, click here.
NOWRA provides all members with opportunities to have a voice in its affairs. Whether you express that by voting in NOWRA's Board of Directors elections, participating in our Annual Meeting, commenting on proposals, volunteering your time on a committee or task force, or simply sharing your views with a board member, NOWRA welcomes and encourages your involvement in our activities. The greater the involvement of its members, the stronger our industry becomes, and the better we are able to work to positively shape its future.
NOWRA works to support its state organizations in a variety of ways: training discounts, Roe-D-Hoe(R) support, meetings with state leaders, data/web services and much more.
National Backhoe Roe-D-Hoe ® Competition
Held annually, this competition is intended to showcase the skills of contractors and the equipment they operate through a series of timed exercises contestants must perform on a backhoe. NOWRA also sanctions a number of state Roe-D-Hoe® competitions around the country; the state winners are automatically grandfathered into the national finals where they compete against the winner of the open competition. Watch a video of 2012 Roe-D-Hoe® highlights here:
Errors and Omissions Insurance for Designers and Inspectors
NOWRA has endorsed Alteris' SeptiCover Errors & Omissions coverage for designers and inspectors of septic systems. Alteris has been involved in the septic system industry for more than a decade, and their SeptiCover E&O package offers extremely affordable premiums for members providing design and or inspection services.
Program overview * Press release * Download an application * Read an article explaining good risk management procedures:
Equipment Loan Discounts
NOWRA has partnered with Wells Fargo to provide NOWRA members with discounts on interest rates and document fees for equipment purchases in excess of $50,000. Wells Fargo’s Specialty Vehicles Division is offering NOWRA members a quarter percent discount. (25 basis points) off of the prevailing interest rate for purchases of vehicles or related equipment which are financed through their division. If the going rate is 6%, NOWRA members will be able to apply for a loan at a 5.75% rate. In addition, Wells Fargo will reduce its document fees charge from $500 to $350. Over the life of a $50,000 loan financed for five years, the savings for NOWRA members would be approximately $500.00. As with any loan request, applicants must still qualify for financing under the terms and conditions of the lending authority.
This membership benefit is unique for NOWRA members. No other onsite association is able to offer this discount to its members. Click here to take advantage of this members only program
Office Supplies Discounts
NOWRA has teamed with Office Depot to bring your business a better office supply solution. Office Depot Discount Application and Information
Contact the NOWRA Office at 800-966-2942 or by email for other benefits. New benefits are being evaluated and appropriate offerings will be added in the coming months.