Septic Awareness Week 2023

September 18 to 22, 2023 is Septic Awareness Week, and the Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association urges you to consider both what goes down the drain, and how you maintain your septic system.  The purpose of this initiative is to promote proper operation and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems. Properly designed and maintained wastewater …

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Public Education

Operation & Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Systems is the Key to Industry Sustainability Whenever we hear about onsite wastewater systems failing, the solution always seems to be to bring in a centralized wastewater collection system. The reality however, is that it is not financially feasible in many instances to provide centralized sewers in rural areas. …

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Unusually High Usage of Septic Systems is Cause for a Maintenance Assessment

The past few months of working from home, home schooling children, self-isolation and self-quarantine have put unusual strain on septic systems all across Western Canada.  Pumpers have been reporting more frequent emergency calls and contractors are reporting more demand for repair and maintenance. Many systems, particularly older ones, were not designed to manage the current …

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The Controversy Over the Use of Tire Chip Media (Rubber Tire Shreds)

Opinion The Association in Saskatchewan regularly gets complaints from installers about rubber tire shreds used as aggregate in sand mounds. These complaints stem from contractors being contacted to repair or replace these systems, often within only a few years of the system’s life. Installers report that in systems where the rubber shreds or tire chips …

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Perkopolis Benefits for WCOWMA Members

WCOWMA has partnered with many great companies, including Perkopolis. Use your Perkopolis membership to enjoy great savings on entertainment, travel, attractions, shopping, health, wellness, sport and more! Step 1: Go to perkopolis.com and click \”Register\” in the top right corner. Step 2: To access all perks you must register by using a valid email address. …

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Septic Sense 2020 Workshops

Please join us for a virtual Septic Sense workshop: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. BC Septic Sense Zoom Webinar #1 When: Sep 15, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Septic Sense Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rEgGUceCTGmGtz4whbu2Ig BC Septic Sense Zoom Webinar …

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