New Provincial COVID 19 Restrictions: Clarification for OOWA Members

On Tuesday, January 12th,  Doug Ford announced a provincial stay-at-home order in addition to new restrictions to non-essential trips outside the home. “Our province is in crisis,” Premier Doug Ford said as part of the announcement. Regarding avoiding non-essential travel Doug continued, “I know essential means different things to different people …so we need everyone to use […]

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2019/2020 Small Business Owner of the Year Award Announcement

Belated congratulations to Kirk Hastings and Penny Brake of Onsite Septic Solutions for being the recipients of our 2019/2020 small business owners award! Kirk and Penny are engaged OOWA members and we are proud to hold them up as exemplary professionals in the onsite wastewater industry. Bill Goodale of Tatham Engineering/Tiny Township and OOWA VP […]

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Fall/Winter Newsletter Out Now!

OOWA’s Communications Committee is proud to release our Fall/Winter newsletter.  Highlights include:  Multiple OOWA members provide solutions for Puslinch housing development OOWA small business owners award recipients for 2020 Women in engineering: Remembering the Montreal Massacre Benefits of a level 4 tank inspection Electroflotation for Micro-brewery wastewater […]

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Reflections on the Montreal Massacre

Katherine Rentsch, P. Eng. Crozier Consulting Engineers  Nov. 13, 2020 It is November, and the days are getting shorter.  Remembrance Day has just passed, and my thoughts turn to December 6.  Thirty-one years ago, at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, fourteen women in engineering lost their lives, deliberately targeted for choosing a profession traditionally viewed as […]

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OOWA’s Convention & Expo News: In-Person Event Cancelled for 2021

Due to the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, OOWA’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel our 2021 Convention and Expo that was scheduled for February 28th to March 3rd at the Ottawa Convention and Event Centre. In lieu of hosting an in-person event, OOWA ‘s convention organizing committee is considering virtual platforms to bring […]

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Septic Sense Week Day 4

Septic Sense Week, Day 4: Protecting your home’s infrastructure and saving money on preventable repairs means having a degree of awareness about it. Get to know your septic system! Get help with the homework here: https://bit.ly/3krKOt0 . Be #onsiteproud! […]

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Septic Sense Week, Day 3

Effluent filters are required on all septic tanks as per the Ontario Building Code. Get compliant & protect your leaching bed from solids that can clog the pipes and lead to sewage back ups. Check out our Homeowner Resources page for more septic info. […]

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Septic Sense Week, Day 2

Ensuring that your septic system is operating properly is made simple & more affordable when it’s components are accessible to servicing professionals. Get more info on our Homeowners Resources page. […]

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Septic Sense Week: Day #1

Septic Sense Week Tip # 1: Your septic system is critical infrastructure for your rural home. Treat it with the respect it deserves and hire only professionals to design, install and service it! […]

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Announcing Septic Sense Week, Sept. 14th-18th

Beginning next week, OOWA will be partnering with the Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association (WCOWMA) in promoting good “septic sense” amongst homeowners.  Starting on Monday, September 14th, WCOWMA and OOWA will be sharing guidance with the general public on sound septic maintenance and management through our social media channels.   Please be sure to go to OOWA’s social media […]

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