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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

Save the Dates: We will be holding our Legislative Fly-in virtually on April 5 & 6, 2022. Watch for information to come.

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

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Be SepticSmart!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of SepticSmart Week. This year's SepticSmart week is September 19 - 23, 2022.  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.

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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

Summer Onsite Journal is Here!

Check out the latest issue of the Onsite Journal featuring a technical case study on an affordable housing development, legislative updates, state affiliate updates, NOWRA's new Emerging Professionals Committee, a tribute to James Cruver, and more!

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2022 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference

The Call for Abstracts is closed for the 2022 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference. Watch for the agenda to be released soon. Don't miss out on being part of the industry's largest event.

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