OOWA’s Summer 2022 Newsletter out now!

In this edition, you’ll find the following content: Partnering with community, building for better living Installers Corner, featuring Dan Friesen of ESI Group Meet the OOWA new staff member Passive technology helped two rural schools managing their wastewater OOWA’s annual scholarship and industry award announcements Six things to consider when acquiring a skid steer Managing […]

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Convention Program Out Now!

Highlights include: Third generation construction company grows profile and profitability through social media Convention agenda, speaker profiles, and sponsor and exhibitor listings The case against flushable wipes Installer’s Corner Minimizing ground pressure during installation Three generations of barging to hard to reach waterfront properties in Muskoka Different approaches to treating high strength wastewater Member profiles […]

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Important Notice: Update to CSA B66 Standard

An important regulatory change for septic tanks has recently come into effect (technically October 2021).  Please see the article below from OOWA’s fall newsletter to get details regarding an update to the CSA B66 standard that adds the requirement for a safety screen to tank openings.  Don Krauss will be doing a presentation on this […]

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Fall/Winter Newsletter Now Available!

Highlights in this edition:  Updated B66-21Standard for Septic Tanks Installer’s Corner (new column!) Meet the Staff! Maintaining excavator undercarriages Phosphorous removal technology for cottage Motivating your workers Logistics in managing remote mine site Communal servicing just the beginning The return of ‘Rob’s World’ (?) […]

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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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