Events

Welcome to the WCOWMA-BC events page!

Here you can find a listing of all upcoming WCOWMA-BC events, as well as other industry events.  You can sort these events by category, and you can change the view to see a monthly calendar. Events are sorted by date.

Clicking on event will expand the tab to show you more information, and the green “Tickets” button takes you to the event registration page.

Jun
1
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 6-10) @ Virtual Classroom
Jun 1 – Jun 5 all-day

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.

Those wishing to apply for a ROWP Installer/Planner Stamp must complete the following training components:

  • Intro to Onsite (online program/home study)
  • Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program
    • 18 Training Modules (68 hours home study; 9 days classroom)
  • Site and Soils Field Training Day
  • Completion of a minimum of three system plans
  • Participation in a minimum of three system installations

Students will be assisted in completing all the above required components.

As well as this industry certification program, WCOWMA-BC offers individual field and classroom training sessions for continuing education purposes. For information on training opportunities in your area, contact the WCOWMA-BC office.

If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please complete the registration form which follows and click the register button to submit registration payment. Space in the training sessions is limited and is allotted on a first come, first served basis. Upon receipt of the completed form and payment for training, your course supplies will be sent to you for review prior to training. A minimum class of fifteen paid participants is required in order for the class to take place.

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

Due to the COVID-19 situation the date Site and Soils Day for this class is still to be determined. 

 

Registration is now closed.

Sep
14
Mon
Septic Awareness Week 2020
Sep 14 – Sep 18 all-day

Join your industry association in Septic Awareness Week.

The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association and is affiliates will be promoting septic awareness during the week of September 14 to 18. The purpose of this initiative is to promote proper operation and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems.

Notices will be put up on our websites and in local newspapers about the importance of maintaining septic systems along with tips for operation. In some regions of Western Canada, delivery of our Septic Sense program will take place during that week.

Join us in asking your customers, regulatory authorities and municipal representatives – Do you have Septic Sense?

Contact the association office for materials to hand out to your customers!

Oct
21
Wed
Imagine a Day Without Water
Oct 21 all-day
Imagine a Day Without Water

No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires and farmers couldn’t water their crops.

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. But many Americans take water for granted every day. Imagine a Day Without Water 2020 is the sixth annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

#ValueWater

Nov
19
Thu
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.

Looking for some interesting facts? Click here for “25 toilet facts you won’t want to flush.”

Jan
29
Fri
Septic Con @ Tacoma, WA
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

SEPTIC-CON is the Western United States’ largest trade show and conference for the On-Site Septic Construction, Installation, Operations & Maintenance, Pumper and Design industries. With over 65 exhibitors, and more than 40 educational seminars, SEPTIC-CON attracts over 700 attendees annually and consumes the entire Greater Tacoma Convention Center for two full days.

Feb
22
Mon
WWETT Show 2021 @ Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Feb 22 – Feb 25 all-day
WWETT Show 2021 @ Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

The WWETT Show – Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show – is the world’s largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals. The event offers an unmatched educational program, a full slate of live demos, an array of networking opportunities, and an extensive expo floor where buyers and sellers come together to see and experience the latest product innovations and technology.