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Check out our new Honorary Member category!

OOWA is blessed with many members who donate hours of their time, share expertise and experience to improve the Association for all our members – present and future. With this in mind, we have created a new membership category – Lifetime Member. If you know anyone that meets or exceeds the requirements below, please get […]

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Property Owners’ Responsibilities under the Ontario Building Code (OBC)

Rural property owners are also private wastewater management system operators. They don’t have the luxury of flushing and forgetting like their city cousins. This is because the solids that they do flush remain on their property (contained in their septic tank) and the resulting effluent is returned to the soil under their own septic leaching […]

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New Intro to OOWA Video!

In an increasingly digital world, it’s important to be able to get your message out on the mediums that reach people where they are. This is why OOWA’s On-line Resources Committee created this brief video (below). We need to let the general public and non-member onsite wastewater professionals know what OOWA does and why the […]

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Flow Distribution best practice out now!

OOWA’s Onsite Technical Committee has done it again! Our latest Best Practice document has been released for review and comment from the membership. Click the picture to view the document. Please send any comments to info@oowa.org. […]

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Provincial Construction Shutdown, April 16th, 2021

This past Friday Doug Ford announced another round of provincial restrictions and measures in an attempt to slow the recent spike in COVID 19 cases.  This included restrictions on certain types of construction.   This round of restrictions has no effect on the design, installation or servicing of septic systems as residential construction activities or projects […]

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Convention Closing Remarks

OOWA has put together a brief closing remarks video for our first virtual convention. Please take a minute to watch it. We had a great turn out and excellent interaction during the live sessions and the Q&A periods. Again, thanks to all who attended, to our sponsors and to our speakers! Follow this link to […]

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OOWA’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

OOWA’s Board of Directors and its working committees are proud to release our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. This document lays out the organization’s vision, mission and core values. OOWA’s committees will be using this document as a guide to plan our activities over the next 5 years. Much thought and work went into this document, so […]

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First Video Contest Entry!

We are excited to share with you our first submission to OOWA’s video contest! Thanks to Bill Goodale for preparing this. The gauntlet has been thrown! View the video on our YouTube channel. Remember, the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 5th! Get all the details and submission guidelines. […]

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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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Festive Septic Maintenance Reminder

Anne Egan, P.Eng., Onsite Wastewater Specialist with Burnside and OOWA past president, engineered this gingerbread diorama of a failed septic system and it is genius! A festive reminder to take care of your septic system over the holidays and during lockdown! Get septic guidance on our Homeowner Resources webpage. […]

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