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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 our Legislative Fly-in virtually on June 9 & 10, 2021.

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

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The Water Finance Clearinghouse

A web-based resource developed by EPA's Water Infrastructure Finance and Resiliency Center to provide available funding and other important information for decentralized onsite septic system repairs.

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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

Septic Smart Week

This annual event created by US EPA and supported by NOWRA focuses on educating homeowners and communities on the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems.

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Summer 2021 Onsite Journal is Here!

Check out the most recent version of NOWRA's Onsite Journal magazine. The Summer 2021 issue features an article on Sustainability, industry news, state affiliate updates, a tribute to Richard Otis, and more!

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