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What is VOWRA?
VOWRA, the “Virginia Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association”, is the Virginia organization representing all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operation of septic systems and alternative septic systems, also known as “Onsite Wastewater Systems”.   VOWRA membership includes septic system installation contractors, pumpers and operators.  VOWRA membership also includes site evaluators, designers, manufacturers and Virginia Department of Health professionals, all working together to promote the best practices and policies for better public health and environmental health for all of Virginia. 
VOWRA provides the best web based directory of Virginia professionals providing services to the residents of the commonwealth.  Use our “Find a Septic Pro” search function to find practitioners near your city.  VOWRA provides education throughout the state offering full day classes on Design, Installation and operation for all types of onsite conventional and alternative systems.
VOWRA is affiliated with NOWRA, the “National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association”.  NOWRA provides technical and educational support and our linkage to national experts, agencies and groups who influence the onsite wastewater industry.  


Recent News

Great News!!!
We have partnered up with NAWT (National Association of Wastewater Techicians), SORA (State Onsite Regulators Alliance) and NOWRA (National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association) for a "Super Conference" in Virginia Beach this year!!! We are expecting a great variety in courses offered as well as a few field trips.

Be sure to save the dates!
November 3rd - 6th, 2015.


EPA Technology Fact Sheets (A wealth of information regarding all things onsite.)

Design Guidance (Advanced Onsite Wastewater System Design.)

Homeowner's Folders (Information specifically for homeowners of onsite systems.)

NOWRA White Papers (Useful information regarding water softeners, pharmaceuticals, community wastewater treatment, etc.)

VDH O & M Reporting Website Update