OOWA Industry Award Nominations

Do you know of an OOWA member or organization whose work is exceptional, towards improving the industry, communities, and the environment? If so, please nominate them them for one of our awards! The nomination form and award details are provided below. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 10, 2023 at 5:00 pm. […]

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OOWA’s Fall/Winter 2022 Onsite Newsletter released!

In this edition, you’ll find the following content: An insider’s look into Clearford’s First Nations operations Site evaluation, loading determination, and treatment train components Funding sources for property owners to repair or replace onsite sewage systems Finding malfunctioning septic systems New guidance for source protection for non-municipal drinking water Employee recruitment, retention, and turnover Ontario […]

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OOWA’s Regional Meetings are back!

Join us in-person throughout the Province to network with colleagues and learn from fellow industry professionals. In a casual setting, enjoy socializing over a beer and burgers with the folks you likely haven’t seen in over two years. Each Regional Meeting will feature two or three speakers addressing industry and region specific topics. We’ve missed […]

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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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