Septic Sense Week: Day 1

During Septic Sense Week, OOWA will be posting tips and guidance on our social media platfoms to help homeowners manage theirs systems effectively. Here’s the message from today’s posting: “Your septic system is a biological system!Aerobic bacteria in your septic tank breakdown solids and pre-treats the effluent. Do: Flush pee, poop & paper (TP) Don’t: […]

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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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Summer Newsletter Out Now!

The summer edition of OOWA’s ‘Onsite’ newsletter is out now! Highlights include: Decentralized system project successful thanks to proactive municipal responsibility agreement negotiations Industry stakeholders comment on the hot real estate market and its effects on ownership transfer septic inspections Soil classifications and septic performance Produce company meets ECA requirements with innovative onsite solution Finding […]

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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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