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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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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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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