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Welcome

Wow, what a successful year for all 2021 was.  Even with the supply chain issues causing disruptions in our daily routines, we have found ways to please our customers.  For VOWRA our spring trainings and conference were very successful.  We added some new board members and I look forward to having them help us continue to grow.  In 2022 we are adding a couple of spring trainings and changing up some of our normal content to try and make classes more real-world everyday education, and our conference will be back at the Hotel Roanoke, this fall.  With the Virginia legislative season upon us please stay tuned to the website where we will keep up to date information on any legislation that will have an effect on our industry.  As always thank you for supporting VOWRA and I look forward to a strong successful 2022.   If you have questions or ideas for VOWRA please feel free to contact us at vowra.org@gmail.com

Scott Currie
President
VOWRA
 

Events

Recent News

VDH has a job posting for a Technical Services Engineer for the onsite services and private well program. 
Link to Posting


VDH COVID-19 Guidance for OSS Providers

VDH CODIV-19 Business Guidance Document

Real Estate Inspections Bill
VOWRA HAS A BILL!
Thank you Delegate Keith Hodges for sponsoring this bill.  It has been a long time coming, and VOWRA started working on the process five years ago with our training power point presentations to Realtors on what we believe should constitute a proper inspection of onsite sewage treatment systems for home sale.  Without the Realtor Associations being onboard, this Bill as proposed would never pass ... We have some wordsmithing to do yet in committee, but our Legislative Committee of Curtis Moore and Trapper Davis are on top of it. 
Click here to review HB1266

VDH Reminder Letter to AOSS Owners

VEHA is offering $500 scholarships toward degrees in envionmental health
For more information, click here


Below is a link to HB 558 outlining how VDH would move toward privatization.
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/20/2016/05/HB558-Report-FINAL_11.29.16.pdf

NOWRA Makes Progress in Efforts to Gain Greater Congressional Support for the Onsite Wastewater Industry! 
Click here for full article.



 

Resources

"What to Know when Buying a Home with a Well and Septic System" video.

Town Hall Meeting Notices
 (Select Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation then under that select Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals to see meetings that affect our industry.)

Watch NOWRA's Testimony Before House Appropriations Subcomittee


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


For information about how to conserve water and use it more efficiently, visit the National Environmental Services Center page devoted to the topic: 
http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/futurewater/water_efficiency/articles.cfm