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Conference Highlights

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Choose from 60 sessions covering regulation, policy, installation, technical issues and case studies.


Calling all state onsite association leaders! This all-afternoon workshop is an idea factory. This is an interactive session where some of the best programs offered by onsite associations are showcased. You'll get lots of ideas for recruiting new members, engaging the public, setting direction for your organization, and win-win partnerships.


If you're from a state with long and cold winters you'll want to check out sessions covering troubleshooting and ongoing maintenance considerations for frozen septic systems. Sessions on point of sale inspections and design and installation considerations for small lots or those around lakes are also covered in this track.


Three excellent field trips are planned: One will cover decentralized water reuse. A second will combine a visit to  large decentralized facilities with a visit to a major precast concrete manufacturing facility. The final tour will help participants better understand why site and soil inspections are important and how they drive design decisions. This will be a hand-on session combining both classroom and field work at a challenging onsite facility at the University of Minnesota landscape arboretum.


Dozens of leading national companies will be displaying their latest products and services


Opening Reception -- Join us Sunday Evening and reconnect with your colleagues from across the country.
Exhibitor Appreciation Reception -- Help us thank the many vendors who are supporting the Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference and have cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on us!
NOWRA National Backhoe Roe-D-Hoe® -- Think you’re a great backhoe operator? You can prove it by competing at the Roe-D-Hoe®. Post your best time for a chance at $1,400 in prizes!
Minnesota Backhoe Roe-D-Hoe® -- MOWA members will compete to identify a state champion (who will also be able to compete in the national championship)
Monday Evening at US Bank Stadium -- Ever want to see behind the scenes at an NFL stadium? Join us in Minneapolis at the home of the 2018 Super Bowl for good food, adult beverages and tours of the stadium facilities.



Get a high-level view of key issues facing our industry, including Minnesota's progressive approach toward onsite wastewater management and funding,  EPA's activities on behalf of our industry, and a 20,000-foot look at the decentralized/onsite industry -- new opportunities, threats, and greater acceptance in many new contexts.