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BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

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In order to allow association staff to enjoy the holidays with their families, the association offices will be closed from December 24th through to January 2. Phone calls and emails will be returned on January 2, 2019. Urgent communications will be addressed as soon as they are received. 

We wish you and your family a relaxing, happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Convention & Trade Show – Save the Date – March 14 – 16, 2019, Nanaimo, BC
WCOWMA-BC

The Schedule of Events for the annual Convention and Trade Show is shaping up well. We are still adding topics and speakers, but here is what we have on offer so far:

  • Changing Water Usage – Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • The CSA Standard for Rainwater Harvesting and the CANARM Certification Program - Ken Nentwig, CANARM
  • Soils – The Co-efficient of Linear Extensibility - Kent Watson
  • Challenging Wastewater Streams - Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • Update on the CRD Septic Savvy Program - Tara Stott, CRD
  • How Does Use Influence the Need for Septic Tank Maintenance? - Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • Effluent Sewer Comparison & Life Cycle Costs - Ryan Cook, Orenco
  • What do the Changes to the Professional Reliance Regulation Mean for Onsite Wastewater? – TBA
  • Design and Installation of Evapotranspiration Beds - Bruce McColm
  • Managing Nitrogen – Colin Boog
  • Workshop - Building a Relationship With SPM V3 - Steve Caraballeira
  • Workshop – Advanced Soils Analysis – Kent Watson
  • More to come – Stay tuned...

Registration is now open!

Download a delegate registration form.
Download a delegate information package.

Members who have ideas for workshops and presentations for this event should contact the association office at 1-855-872-2645.

Trade Show Brochures were emailed and mailed out in late October/early November and registration for booth space has been steady. We have sold 87% of the booths to-date. Don’t miss your opportunity to book a booth space and market your product or services.

We are pleased to welcome the following exhibitors to the 2019 trade show:

  • ADS Canada Inc
  • Aggressive Pump & Supply Inc
  • BioMicrobics
  • Canadian Wastewater Solutions
  • Canwest Tanks & Ecological Systems Ltd.
  • Con-Cur West/Liberty Pumps
  • Delta Water Products
  • Eljen
  • FRP Manufacturing (2010) Ltd.
  • G Nye & Associates
  • MCM Sales / FujiMac Air Pumps
  • MCM Sales / Polylok
  • Orenco Systems Inc
  • OSI Onsite Systems Inc
  • PolyJohn Canada
  • Premier Plastics
  • Premier Tech Aqua
  • Pumptech Inc
  • Roth North America
  • Van Isle Water
  • Western Water Associates Ltd
  • ZCL / Xerxes

Download an exhibitor registration form.
Download an exhibitor information package.

Exhibitors and vendors wishing to help sponsor delegate bags, or social events, should contact the association office as we have print deadlines that must be met for some sponsorship opportunities.

Is Your Membership Up-to-Date?
WCOWMA-BC

The WCOWMA-BC Annual General Meeting will take place in Nanaimo, BC on March 15, 2019. Members in good standing are eligible to vote and to run for positions on the Board of Directors. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to have a voice in how your association is managed. Make sure your membership is up-to-date!

Please note: Memberships will not be renewed at the convention and trade show.

Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training
WCOWMA-BC

The WCOWMA Onsite Wastewater Management Association of BC is pleased to present industry training based on the BC SPM V3 for Onsite Wastewater Professionals. Successful completion of this training program fulfills the classroom component of the training required to work in the Onsite Wastewater Industry in BC. This program is also recognized in Alberta under the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) and the New West Partnership, in Saskatchewan under the New West Partnership and in Manitoba under the Agreement on Internal Trade.  Students will be required to complete an online training component prior to attending the classroom sessions.

The Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program is now a ten-day course divided into two sessions. You must complete all ten days training successfully in order to receive certification.

The next available training session dates are:

Days 1 – 5 – March 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2019 Kelowna, BC
Days 6 – 10 – April 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2019 Kelowna, BC

Download a registration formregister online, or contact the association office at 855-872-2645 for more information, or to register.

You can view photos from the last training session here.

Site & Soils Evaluation Field Days (Kelowna Region)
WCOWMA-BC

The WCOWMA–BC is hosting a Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day in Kelowna, BC on April 8, 2019. This practical training day is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience evaluating a site, as well as practicing hand texturing and sampling. Installers who have recently completed the Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program will be able to take their new knowledge and apply it in the field. Experienced designers and installers should also consider this opportunity to continue their education.

Download a registration formregister online or contact the association office at 855-872-2645 for more information, or to register.

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Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
WCOWMA-BC

Did you know that are plenty of opportunities to support your industry organization and promote your business? We have options for a variety of price points.

Contact our office today to sponsor a training event, exhibit at our upcoming tradeshow, or advertise in this newsletter, our upcoming printed magazine, or our convention magazine

For more information, call us toll free at 1-855-872-2645.

Upcoming Industry Events
WCOWMA-BC

You can also keep up-to-date on industry events on our events page!

Have an industry event you’d like to see posted? Feel free to contact us!

WWETT2019
February 20-23
Indiana, Indianapolis

WCOWMA-BC Convention & Trade Show
March 14-16, 2019
Nanaimo, BC

World Water Day 2019
March 22, 2019

BC Water Week
May 5-11, 2019

 
 
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In order to allow association staff to enjoy the holidays with their families, the association offices will be closed from December 24th through to January 2. Phone calls and emails will be returned on January 2, 2019. Urgent communications will be addressed as soon as they are received.

We wish you and your family a relaxing, happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Convention & Trade Show – Save the Date – February 7 – 9, 2019 – Red Deer, AB
AOWMA

The AOWMA Convention Committee is pleased to release the Schedule of Events for the 2019 Convention and Trade Show! Below are just some of the presentations being featured at this exciting event!

  • Case Studies of High Strength Wastewater – Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • Onsite Wastewater Certification Review Committee Update – Dean Morin, Stephen Hirose, Alberta Municipal Affairs, Rick Baxter, The Inspections Group
  • Documenting Your Work – Which Files are Important? – Scott Shaw – Alaqua Water Systems
  • The Certifications You Need for Systems in Alberta – Aleena Pawlik – FRP Manufacturing (2010) Ltd.
  • New Permitting Requirements in Open Areas – Charles Hallett, Alberta Safety Codes Authority
  • Dept of Transport Requirements for Trucking & Equipment Hauling – Jesse Berry, Bear Excavating
  • 93% of Permit Applications are Deficient! – Nicole Paggett, Park Enterprises
  • Chemicals of Emerging Concern – Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • Effluent Sewer Comparison & Life Costs – Keven Kelly, Orenco Systems Inc.
  • Pressure Distribution Demo – Bob Boersema, F.B. Boersema Acreage Developers
  • The Ecology of Nutrient Loading - Dr. Larry Kapusta
  • Impact of High Efficiency Furnace Effluent on Septic Systems – Bruce McColm, Northern Waste Water Systems
  • Compaction, the Enemy of System Longevity – Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • The Impact of Water Softeners on Septic Tanks – Dr. Chris Kinsley, University of Guelph
  • Basic Electrical Theory & Panel Troubleshooting – Tim Callander, SJE Rhombus
  • Line Location Modelling in Google Earth – Chris Manchester, LN Land Development
  • Even Santa is Trained & Certified – Dr. Larry Kapusta
  • Marketing for Small Business – Christina Reyes
  • Contractor Responsibilities Under the Safety Codes Act – Joe Petryk, Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Installing Electrical Components Properly – Ed Lemke, CSWS
  • Designing & Installing Evapo-Transpiration Beds – Bruce McColm, Northern Waste Water Systems
  • Installing for Maintenance – Barry Rumsey, Bioharmony
  • Soil, the Basis for a Good Design – Kent Watson
  • Mandated Continuing Education and Certifying Body Discussion & Round Table – Dean Morin, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Workshops:

Vac Truck Technician Certification

Basic Confined Space Entry Certification

Design and Installation:

  • Tank Bedding & Lid Safety
  • System Size & Selection
  • Pressure Distribution
  • Calculating Dose Volumes

We will also be hosting meetings for:

  • The Pumper Community
  • The Work Camp Group

Delegate registration is now open!

Download your delegate brochure here.

Book your hotel now.

Don’t delay – book your attendance early!

The trade show is booking out fast with over 75% of the booths already spoken for. Trade Show brochures were emailed and mailed out in late October and exhibitors were booking space before registration even formally opened. Make sure you get the space you want! Book today!

AOWMA welcomes the following exhibitors to the 2019 Trade Show:

ADS Canada Inc

Liberty Pumps

Advantage Ford

LN Land Development

Alberta Safety Codes Authority

Mainline Backflow

Alberta Wilbert Sales

Mountain Bark Inc.

Aquateck West Ltd.

Norman H. Collins & Associates

Arndt Motor & Pump

Orenco Systems Inc.

Blackfoot Metals

PolyJohn Canada

Chinook Pumps Ltd.

Reliable Tanks (Wesco Contracting)

Down to Earth Labs

Roth North America

Dynamic Rescue

Sego Industries

Elite Promotional Marketing

Stowell Pumps

Equipment Sales & Service

Tanks-A-Lot Ltd.

F.B. Boersema Acreage Developers

The Fibreglass Shoppe

Frontier Waterworks

Tool Battery Exchange

FRP Manufacturing (2010) Ltd.

Topspray

Great West Kenworth Ltd.

UFA

Grizzly Equipment Repair

Ward Tires

Infiltrator Water Systems

Western Pump Ltd.

Innovative Equipment Solutions

ZCL/Xerxes

Kaizen Labs

Zoeller Company

KSB Pumps Inc.


Exhibitor registration is now open!

Download your exhibitor brochure here.

Book your hotel now.

Attend the 2019 AOWMA Convention & Trade Show and be eligible to win the grand prize of a trip for two to the WWETT Show in Indianapolis!

Calling all pumpers!!
AOWMA

The AOWMA 2019 Convention and Trade show is just around the corner, and the AOWMA is looking to have a strong Pumper/Maintenance Provider presence.

The AOWMA has been actively working on the issues that affect the Pumping and Maintenance Provider community with the larger goal of professionalizing this industry under the AOWMA umbrella. Some recent and pending areas of attention include:

Alberta Environment had recently been attempting to bring forward new septic landspreading guidelines that were much more restrictive than current ones. The AOWMA along with other affected parties, responded detailing our concerns, and how they would impact the industry. As a result, these changes to the landspreading guideline were paused pending more industry input.

Municipal Affairs is going forward with some significant changes to our industry in the very near future. Along with a designation split that will result in an ‘installer’ and ‘designer’ specific training and licencing category, ‘Pumper/Maintenance Provider Levels 1 & 2 has been proposed for development and applied to the pumping community as part of the overall onsite wastewater program. The AOWMA has been working with the government to guide these developing programs to be considerate of industry concerns.

The AOWMA has discussed the development of a ‘Pumper Registry’ with Alberta Environment as that Ministry has identified the lack of a registry as an area requiring attention. Instead of just another area of regulation, value could be built into Certification and Registry programs like these through increased access to receiving facilities that are otherwise hesitant to allow third party dumping.

The AOWMA recognizes that the Pumper community is the onsite Maintenance Provider for a majority of systems in Alberta, and has been ramping up training and certification courses specific to this industry. Some activities include:

  • Inspection certification through the National Association of Wastewater Technicians, for septic inspections serving the real-estate industry
  • Operations & Maintenance Levels 1 & 2 Certification through the National Association of Wastewater Technicians, from basic to the most advanced onsite systems
  • Upcoming Vac Truck Certification training through the National Association of Wastewater Technicians
  • Upcoming Confined Space Level 1 Certification

To attract a strong turnout from this sector, the upcoming AOWMA convention is purposely filled with Pumper/Maintenance Provider related information. Some specifics already in the schedule include:

  • Confined Space Level One training, included no charge with convention registration
  • Vac Truck Technician training, included no charge with convention registration
  • Pumper specific meeting, for industry concerns to be identified and given attention
  • Convention seminars topics like water softener use, anaerobic and aerobic treatment in septic tanks, the impact of high efficiency furnace effluent on septic tanks
  • Marketing sessions, great resource for small to medium companies
  • Pump and other maintenance supply companies at the trade show
  • Auguring, camera and snaking equipment suppliers
  • Session on Maintenance Considerations when Installing Systems
  • Dept of Transport Requirements for Trucking & Equipment Hauling
  • Suppliers from truck sales to business insurance providers, and everything between

With training, certification, and regulatory changes from multiple branches of government being rolled out as upcoming initiatives, it is more important than ever before for Pumpers and Maintenance Providers to be seen and heard by the AOWMA. The AOWMA intends to be working with government to thoughtfully guide these changes to be of value to the Pumper and Maintenance Provider community rather than become potentially restrictive and onerous regulations that are formed without industry insight. By hearing the thoughts and concerns of Pumpers/Maintenance Providers, we can establish our industry’s priorities and understand how best to go forward with the impending professionalization of this industry.

We hope that by offering a wide variety of Pumper and Maintenance Provider specific sessions at convention we will see you there.

Please help us to support you in your provision of these important services to homeowners!

Is Your Membership Up-to-Date?
AOWMA

The AOWMA Annual General Meeting will take place in Red Deer, AB on February 8, 2019. Members in good standing are eligible to vote and to run for positions on the Board of Directors. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to have a voice in how your association is managed. Make sure your membership is up-to-date!

Please note: Memberships will not be renewed at the convention and trade show.

Septic Sense Workshops
AOWMA

The AOWMA hosted 29 Septic Sense workshops throughout the province during 2018. These workshops were presented in partnership with the Land Stewardship Center.

Developed for members of the public, the program teaches attendees to understand, assess and manage their private septic system, enabling them to protect their investment and the environment.

Septic Sense Programs for 2019 are being planned now. To-date, Septic Sense Workshops are available on the following dates:

  • January 21, 2019 – Priddis, AB
  • January 28, 2019 – High River, AB
  • January 30, 2019 – Davisburg, AB
  • February 21, 2019 – Rocky View County, AB
  • March 19, 2019 – Three Hills, AB
  • March 21, 2019 – Mountain View County, AB

An updated list of dates and locations is always available at www.aowma.com/calendar/ or contact the AOWMA for more information: 877.489.7471

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
AOWMA

Did you know that are plenty of opportunities to support your industry organization and promote your business? We have options for a variety of price points.

Contact our office today to sponsor a training event, exhibit at our upcoming tradeshow, or advertise in this newsletter, our upcoming printed magazine, or our convention magazine. 

For more information, call us toll free at 1-877-489-7471.

Upcoming Industry Events
AOWMA

You can keep up-to-date on industry events on our events page

Have an industry event you’d like to see posted? Feel free to contact us!

AOWMA Convention & Trade Show
Feb 7-10, 2019
Red Deer, AB

WWETT2019
February 20-23, 2019
Indiana, Indianapolis

Rural Municipalities Association Trade Show
March 18, 2018
Edmonton, AB

World Water Day 2019
March 22, 2019

 

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AOWMA

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SASKATCHEWAN

 

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In order to allow association staff to enjoy the holidays with their families, the association offices will be closed from December 24th through to January 2. Phone calls and emails will be returned on January 2, 2019. Urgent communications will be addressed as soon as they are received.

We wish you and your family a relaxing, happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Ministry of Health Releases New Guideline
SOWMA

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health released the new Saskatchewan Onsite Wastewater Disposal Guide on November 20, 2018. This new guideline replaces the 2009 edition and incorporates significant changes to the requirements for septic system design and installation in the province.

SOWMA is currently updating our training program to incorporate these changes in anticipation of delivering training early in 2019.

A copy of the guideline can be downloaded here.

SOWMA Welcomes New Help in the Office!
SOWMA

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Adrienne French has joined us in the office to provide support to the SOWMA membership.

Bringing Adrienne on board allows SOWMA to provide dedicated admin support to the membership.

Adrienne has worked in the onsite wastewater industry for a few years now and has her certification in onsite wastewater design and installation.

You can reach Adrienne by email at adrienne@sowma.ca or on the association phone at 306-988-2102. You can still reach Lesley as well at lesley@wcowma.com or through the office phone. We look forward to serving you!

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
SOWMA

Did you know that are plenty of opportunities to support your industry organization and promote your business? We have options for a variety of price points.

Contact our office today to sponsor a training event, or advertise in this newsletter, or our upcoming printed magazine.

For more information, call us toll free at 1-855-872-2650.

Upcoming Events
SOWMA

You can keep up-to-date on industry events on our events page!

Have an industry event you’d like to see posted? Feel free to contact us!

WWETT2019
February 20-23
Indiana, Indianapolis

World Water Day 2019
March 22, 2019

Find us on Facebook
SOWMA

WCOWMA-092118-2.pngStay in-touch on industry news, learn about our latest training sessions, and check out photos of some of our events all on the SOWMA Facebook page.

 
MANITOBA


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In order to allow association staff to enjoy the holidays with their families, the association offices will be closed from December 24th through to January 2. Phone calls and emails will be returned on January 2, 2019. Urgent communications will be addressed as soon as they are received.

We wish you and your family a relaxing, happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

2019 Membership Renewals Have Been Released!
MOWMA

It’s that time of year again! Invoices and renewal information for your annual memberships were sent out last month.

We hope you will continue to support your industry association by renewing your membership for 2019.

Some of the things we have in the planning stages:

  • Education day planned for January 25 with a focus on pumps and pressure distribution
  • Mound Installation Field Training in Spring 2019 (once the frost is out of the ground)
  • Site and Soils Evaluation training in Spring 2019 (once the frost is out of the ground)

Members receive reduced rates on all training opportunities!

If you have suggestions for workshops or training opportunities, please let us know. You can contact Rudy in the office by email at admin@owsim.com or by phone at 204-771-0455.

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
MOWMA

Did you know that are plenty of opportunities to support your industry organization and promote your business? We have options for a variety of price points.

Contact our office today to sponsor a training event, or advertise in this newsletter, or our upcoming printed magazine.

For more information, call us toll free at 1-855-872-2659.

Upcoming Industry Events
MOWMA

You can keep up-to-date on industry events on our events page! The MOWMA events page has recently been updated and features a calendar configuration, making it easier than ever to see what industry events are just around the corner.

Have an industry event you’d like to see posted? Feel free to contact us!

WWETT2019
February 20-23
Indiana, Indianapolis

MWWA Conference
February 24-27, 2019
Victoria Inn Airport, Winnipeg, MB

World Water Day 2019
March 22, 2019

Find us on Facebook
MOWMA

WCOWMA-092118-2.pngStay in-touch on industry news, learn about our latest training sessions, and check out photos of some of our events all on the MOWMA Facebook page.

 
 
 
 
 
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