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National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association

NOWRA is the largest organization in the U.S. dedicated to representing the onsite and decentralized wastewater industry. We work to protect water resources and promote the economic, environmental, and public health benefits of septic systems.

News & Events

Find upcoming events, learn about key industry issues and trends, and get updates to NOWRA's recent activities.

News Events

Summer 2024 Onsite Journal is Here!

This issue features two stories from "down under" - one, about the successful design and implementation of a decentralized treatment system for Australia's Woodford Folk Festival site; the other, about a colorful Aussie work shirt brand that is starting conversations about mental health in trade industries. Also read the latest on NOWRA's lobbying efforts, state updates, NOWRA online courses, and the upcoming Mega-Conference.

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2024 Spring Onsite Journal is Here!

In this issue, learn about efforts to solve sanitation challenges in rural Alabama and the latest on federal funding for onsite programs. See updates from our state affiliates and be sure to read our wrap-up of the 2023 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference to get excited for the 2024 conference, happening October 20-23 in Spokane, Washington!

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Advocating On Your Behalf

Watch for information about 2024 Legislative plans.

NOWRA is active in lobbying for policies and increased funding in support of onsite / decentralized treatment systems.  

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Be SepticSmart!

Mark your calendar! SepticSmart Week is September 16-20, 2024. Each year the EPA uses SepticSmart Week to reach out to homeowners and communities, to care for and maintain their septic systems. Learn more about septic system care and maintenance and practice year round. View EPA's 2023 Press Release.

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