Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day @ Saskatoon Region, SK
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The SOWMA is hosting a Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day in the Saskatoon Region on September 9, 2022. 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 on-site.

Experienced designers and installers should also consider this opportunity to continue their education.

The expected outcomes for this training are listed below. Register online.


Site & Soils Evaluation Workshop Outcomes

The instructor will demonstrate all required outcomes prior to participants demonstrating to the instructor the proper processes for site and soil evaluation.

Use Soil evaluation to identify characteristics that affect sewage systems.
Understand the general method of how to evaluate soil characteristics that affect water movement:
• Excavate the soil pit – depth, location (don’t ruin site)
• Available tools – soil auger, probe

Basic knowledge of how to examine the soil profile and identify:
• Major soil structure features (why it is important is covered in soil/water)
• Colour – mottles and gleyed soils (washed out gray) identified high water table or saturated soils (reason saturated/unsaturated flow in previous module)
• Soil texture, make up of sand/silt/clay
• Effect of gravel component
• Where to take sample
• Basic hand texturing procedures
• Trial hand texturing
• Lab testing availability and basic knowledge of lab testing method
• Recognize changes in soil horizons and understanding effect on sewage system design
• Soils logging using various soils logs

Understanding and application of the soil texture triangle
Ability to determine effluent-loading rate for a soil texture
Know what restricting/limiting layers are and able to recognize major characteristics
Ability to recognize major soil characteristics and determine soil effluent loading rates or limitations

Septic Awareness Week 2022
Sep 19 – Sep 23 all-day

The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association and is affiliates will be promoting septic awareness during the week of September 19 to 23. The purpose of this initiative is to promote proper operation and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems.

Stay tuned for more information.

Septic Sense Workshop @ Virtual
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

WCOWMA is holding Septic Awareness Week from September 19 – 23.

FREE workshops are scheduled across all of the western provinces, and registration is now open!

We’d love for you to help spread the word. Invite clients, talk to your Regional District and health officials, invite friends or family to attend, and join us on social media.

There is no cost for this informative workshop. 

Please Join Us For A Virtual Septic Sense Workshop:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

SK Septic Sense Zoom Webinar

When: Sep 21, 2021 07:00 PM MST
Topic: Saskatchewan Septic Sense

Register in advance for this webinar.

Customer Service Week @ online
Oct 3 – Oct 7 all-day

The official 2022 Customer Service Week logo is Celebrate Service™.

Customer Service Week is an international celebration of the importance of customer service and of the people who serve and support customers on a daily basis.

Each year, thousands of organizations across the United States and around the world celebrate Customer Service Week. They represent leading financial, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, retailing, hospitality, communications, nonprofits, and educational organizations, as well as government agencies, and others.

Different organizations celebrate in different ways, with everything from elaborate weeklong extravaganzas to simple cake-and-coffee breaks. Looking for ideas? Check out these 19 Best Customer Service Week Ideas and Tips to get started.

Take your customer service to the next level with our customizable homeowners manuals. Please contact the office for more details.


NOWRA Mega-Conference @ University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Missouri
Oct 30 – Nov 2 all-day

Hosted by NOWRA, VOWRA, SORA & NAWT, this mega conference features multiple concurrent sessions on technology, research, policy and management.

World Toilet Day
Nov 19 all-day

World Toilet Day intends to raise awareness of sanitation issues – including hygiene promotion, the provision of basic sanitation services, and sewerage and wastewater treatment and reuse in the context of integrated water management – and make a case for sanitation for all.

World Soil Day @ online
Dec 5 all-day

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

Septic Con @ Tacoma, WA
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day

SEPTIC-CON is the Western United States largest tradeshow and conference for the On-Site Septic Construction, Installation, Operations & Maintenance, Pumper and Design industries and consumes the entire Greater Tacoma Convention Center for two full days.

WWETT Show @ Indiana Convention Centre, Indianapolis, IN
Feb 20 – Feb 23 all-day

The premier event for municipalities, plumbers, portable sanitation professionals, septic contractors, sewer contractors and wastewater professionals. The WWETT Show – Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport – is the only place where wastewater and environmental services industry professionals can gather both online and live in Indianapolis.

World Plumbing Day
Mar 11 all-day

It is a date that has been fixed on the calendars of the World Plumbing community since its establishment by the WPC in 2010 and is now a fixture on the calendars of political and social institutions around the globe.

The international plumbing community, as represented by the Council, has a vital role in promoting the link between good quality plumbing, health, environmental sustainability and, increasingly, economic prosperity.

March 11 is marked by celebrations, competitions, seminars, and activities all around the world.  People from within and outside the plumbing fraternity come together to learn, share knowledge, build connections and find opportunities to collaborate to improve the quality of, and access to, fresh water and safe sanitation.

There are now hundreds of annual World Plumbing Day events, promoting the link between good plumbing sanitation and human and environmental health.