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OOWA Annual Conference and Trade Show

Make plans to attend the 2015 OOWA Annual Conference and Trade Show on January 14 and 15 at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center in Mt. Sterling, Ohio.  More information and registration forms may be found by clicking on the Annual Conference tab.

Event Sponsors


Champion Pump Company – Award Luncheon
Roth Global Plastics – Wednesday Lunch
Union County Soil Research Lab – Vendor Reception


Eljen Corporation

Hospitality Night
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
CAI Insurance Agency
Champion Pump Company
Jet, Inc.
Norweco, Inc.
Union County Soil Research Lab

Conference Approved for Continuing Education Hours

The January 14-15 OOWA Annual Conference and Trade Show has been approved for continuing education hours by the following organizations:

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has approved 10 hours for sewage treatment system contractors, including installers, septage haulers, and service providers.

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has approved 10 contact hours, which may be applied toward the 12 hours of education required every two years for Certified Installers of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS).

Come for the Conference, Stay for the Rules Test

In accordance with the new sewage treatment rules all registered installers, service providers and septage haulers must meet certain criteria.  Beginning with the registration year starting January 1, 2016, proof of completion of at least six ODH approved continuing education hours during the previous calendar year must be included with your renewal application.  You must also show proof of compliance with the testing requirements. 

The January 2015 OOWA conference offers the opportunity to achieve both of these.  The two day conference has 10 hours of educational presentations to choose from and we will proctor the ODH required test at the conclusion of the conference.   The test may also be taken without attending the conference; at no charge to OOWA members / a $10 fee for non-members.  The test is open book and each participant will be provided with a printed copy of the rules by OOWA.

OOWA Seeks Administrator

Job summary: Responsible for the administration of the Ohio Onsite Wastewater Association.  Handle all association communications, record keeping, budget and financial management, and database management.  Work with the board of directors, including attendance at all board meetings, taking and managing the minutes, and agenda development.


  • Board of directors including election process, new board member orientation, meeting attendance and official minutes
  • Liaison to association legal and accounting advisors
  • Maintain and backup computer files
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary by board


  • Budget development and management
  • Manage bank and credit card accounts
  • Work with accountant on annual audit


  • Maintain membership listing
  • Send out and receive annual membership renewals


  • Manage website and social media sites
  • Work with newsletter editor to develop quarterly newsletter
  • Print and distribute association newsletter
  • Handle the official correspondence and maintain association phone number

Annual membership meeting:

  • Plan the annual meeting
  • Work with conference facility on room and meal arrangements
  • Organize exhibitors
  • Staff registration

Qualifications: High school diploma/GED or greater. Experience in office procedures.  Demonstrate ability to set up and manage a website.  Bookkeeping skills.  Must have office space and all office equipment (computer, printer, FAX/phone).

Position: Part-time, work-from-home position.  Approximately 50 hours per month.  Salary is based on experience and qualifications.  This is a contract position as an independent contractor.

Starting date: May 1, 2015

Directors will begin reviewing submissions January 1, 2015.  Current administrator will resign June 1, 2015


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