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
  2017 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference

The Onsite Wastewater Event of the Year takes place in Dover, DE in 2017 when NOWRA and five partner organizations co-host the 2017 Onsite Wastewater Mega Conference, October 22-25. Our partners are: NAWT (National Association of Wastewater Technicians), SORA (the State Onsite Regulators Alliance), DOWRA, (Delaware Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association), MOWPA (Maryland Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association, and POWRA (Pennsylvania Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association). More than 50 education sessions are offered, along with NAWT's Vacuum Truck Training Course, an expansive Vendor Expo, Terrific field trips, workshops, and social events. You won't want to miss this opportunity? Visit the Mega-Conference Website.

NOWRA News and Highlights

NOWRA is offering a One-Day Installer Training Class and also separate Education track at the WWETT Show, Feb 21-24. Follow this link to get discounts on your registration fees!

NOWRA is partnering with its affiliated state partners to offer members a new option for obtaining the continuing education they need. Details


Please note our new mailing address;
4601 Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA  22203
Phone:800-966-2942; 703-836-1950; Fax 703-997-5609
Email (executivedirector@nowra.org)

Congratulations to those who were elected to the NOWRA Board of Directors for the 2016-2019 term:
Joyce Hudson, Consultant
Tony Mendes, Tony Mendes Excavating
KR "Trapper" Davis, Coastal Plains Environmental Group
Sara Heger, University of Minnesota

Why you should get involved

SepticSmart  website

NOWRA’s Installer Academy!

will take place Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino 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