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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.

Advocating On Your Behalf

We held a successful Legislative Fly-in virtually on April 5 & 6, 2022. Watch for information about 2023 plans.

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

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Be SepticSmart!

2022 marked the 10th anniversary of SepticSmart Week. 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 Press Release.

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News & Events

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

News Events

Bell Awarded 2022 Otis Award

The 2022 Richard J. Otis Industry Achievement Award was given to former NOWRA President, James Bell at the 2022 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference.

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2022 Fall Onsite Journal Issue is Here!

Check out the latest issue of the Onsite Journal featuring 2022 Mega-Conference Preview, a technical article on cesspools in Hawaii, state and legislative updates, Industry News, and more!

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