Homeowner Resources

Homeowner Resources

Rural homeowners are also wastewater treatment system operators and need to take this role seriously.  A regular maintenance schedule along with proactive care is your best strategy to lifelong system functionality and optimizing your system’s performance. 

OOWA’s Communications and Onsite Technical Committees have produced “A Homeowner’s Guide to a Healthy Sewage (Septic) System.”  This brochure details all the fundamentals you need to know to maintain and manage your onsite sewage system. Please download and print a copy.  Be sure to share copies with your neighbours!

A Homeowner’s Guide to a Healthy Sewage (Septic) System – Download

Learn More About how Septic Systems Work

Septic System Approval Process

It is critical that Ontario residents understand the septic system approval process before they begin. Learn about what you need, how to file, and how to find a Septic System contractor with our septic system approval process page.

Finding a Septic System Designer/Installer

Installing and servicing a Septic System may seem like an intimidating process, but with the help of professionals you can trust, there is nothing to be wary of. OOWA can help guide you toward finding the right professional or services.

How a Septic System Works

Want to know how a Septic System really works? Or what you can do to maintain your septic system to ensure its operation and longevity? OOWA can help to explain it all here!

Buying & Selling a Property

Learn about what you need to know when buying a property with a Septic System, and what you need to know when selling.

Septic Tank Additives

Learn about septic tank additives and what they do