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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OOWA Convention Program & Spring Newsletter Now Available!

Highlights of this edition: Onsite technology solves challenges of meat processing plant wastewater 2021 virtual convention agenda Convention speaker profiles Clarification of re-inspection program process The rural revolution is here Demystifying the shallow buried trench Installation of phosphorous removal system in sensitive watershed Member profiles […]

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OOWA’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

OOWA’s Board of Directors and its working committees are proud to release our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. This document lays out the organization’s vision, mission and core values. OOWA’s committees will be using this document as a guide to plan our activities over the next 5 years. Much thought and work went into this document, so […]

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First Video Contest Entry!

We are excited to share with you our first submission to OOWA’s video contest! Thanks to Bill Goodale for preparing this. The gauntlet has been thrown! View the video on our YouTube channel. Remember, the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 5th! Get all the details and submission guidelines. […]

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OOWA Announces A Video Contest that Celebrates our Shared Industry

We all know that 2020 was a tough year and that 2021 is starting off with its own challenges.  So, let’s leave it all behind us for a short time to have some fun.  OOWA’s Communications Committee is excited to announce our first ever video contest!  We are looking for some upbeat homemade videos that […]

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New Provincial COVID 19 Restrictions: Clarification for OOWA Members

On Tuesday, January 12th,  Doug Ford announced a provincial stay-at-home order in addition to new restrictions to non-essential trips outside the home. “Our province is in crisis,” Premier Doug Ford said as part of the announcement. Regarding avoiding non-essential travel Doug continued, “I know essential means different things to different people …so we need everyone to use […]

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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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2019/2020 Small Business Owner of the Year Award Announcement

Belated congratulations to Kirk Hastings and Penny Brake of Onsite Septic Solutions for being the recipients of our 2019/2020 small business owners award! Kirk and Penny are engaged OOWA members and we are proud to hold them up as exemplary professionals in the onsite wastewater industry. Bill Goodale of Tatham Engineering/Tiny Township and OOWA VP […]

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Fall/Winter Newsletter Out Now!

OOWA’s Communications Committee is proud to release our Fall/Winter newsletter.  Highlights include:  Multiple OOWA members provide solutions for Puslinch housing development OOWA small business owners award recipients for 2020 Women in engineering: Remembering the Montreal Massacre Benefits of a level 4 tank inspection Electroflotation for Micro-brewery wastewater Winter 2020 NewsletterDownload […]

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Reflections on the Montreal Massacre

Katherine Rentsch, P. Eng. Crozier Consulting Engineers  Nov. 13, 2020 It is November, and the days are getting shorter.  Remembrance Day has just passed, and my thoughts turn to December 6.  Thirty-one years ago, at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, fourteen women in engineering lost their lives, deliberately targeted for choosing a profession traditionally viewed as […]

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