OOWA proudly presents regional meetings, workshops and symposiums on an annual basis.
2017 Regional Meeting Series
Please go to our Events Calendar to find all the details on our Regional Meeting Series planned for London, Stoney Creek, Peterborough, Port Carling, Kemptville and Innisfil in the months of October and November, 2017 .
Challenges & Opportunities for High Strength Wastewater: From Design to Implementation
September 21st, 2017
This event featured a number of case studies that highlighted innovative design considerations for high strength wastewater producers and addressed some of the challenges these projects had with the approvals process. An informative panel discussion followed that explored potential solutions that both industry and government could consider to improve the turn around time for approvals.
Andrew Hellebust, Rivercourt Engineering
Pretreatment of High Strength Winery Wastewater (PDF)
Katheryn Stasiuk, WSP Canada
Mitigating the Effects of Chemotherapy Drugs at Camp Oochigeas (PDF)
Trish Johnson, WaterTAP Ontario
Better Best Practices for Small Communities (PDF)
Permits and System Options: What Comes Next After January 1st?
October 14th, 2016
The purpose of this session was to update our members about the changes coming in the new year as a result of the new CAN/BNQ 3680/600 standard requirements for some onsite wastewater systems. This session was also an opportunity for system manufacturers to provide updates as to their positions in the market in relation to the new standard and for regulators to inform our members as to how they will be dealing with permits under the new regulation. OOWA board member, Marie-Christine Belanger, gave a presentation that provided an overview of the CAN/BNQ 3680/600 standard and why it is important to our industry.
Marie-Christine Belanger, Premier Tech Aqua
Certified Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Norms and their Implications (PDF)
Septic System Inspection Workshop
June 3rd, 2016
Jason Berry, ESSE Canada
The Business of Septic System Inspections and the Ontario Building Code (PDF)
Mark Goodman, Eisses Pumping Services
How to Conduct an Effective Septic Inspection (PDF)
Chris James, Waterloo Biofilter Systems
Special Considerations for Inspecting Treatment Units (PDF)
2015 Decentralized Symposiums Series.
Below are a selection of presentations from our 2015 Decentralized Symposium Series:
Trish Johnson, R.V. Anderson Associates
Is Ontario Missing the Boat on Decentralized Solutions? (PDF)
Susan Connor, Prism Partners
Municipal Responsibility Agreements: Making Decentralized Options Possible (PDF)
Mike Keene, FOTENN Planning Group
Planning Tools for Implementing Decentralized Solutions (PDF)
Kevin Jones, Bloom Centre
Innovative Partnerships Facilitating the Successful Adoption of Decentralized Technologies (Prezi)
Wilf Stefan and Gillian Domencu, Clearford Water Technologies
The Fetherston Mobile Park: An Ongoing Case Study in Innovation (PDF)
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