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.

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
25
Thu
Maintenance Provider Training (O&M Part One & Two) @ Virtual Classroom
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm

Where: Virtual Classroom
When: February 25 & 26 and March 1 & 2, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

WCOWMA-BC is hosting the four-day training program for Maintenance Provider (Operations and Maintenance). This training is split into two parts: Part One covers the business aspects of O and M and the operation and maintenance required for conventional systems including trenches, beds, mounds and atgrades with some aerobic tank discussion. Part Two concentrates more specifically on Aerobic Tanks, drip irrigation, single pass and re-circulating media filters. Both parts are conducted over a four-day period with an exam administered at the conclusion of each level.

This program was developed by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) and has been adapted to the BC regulatory framework. The training was developed through the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT). The CIDWT has been instrumental with the assistance of funding from the USEPA to prepare standard educational materials that can be used nationwide. They developed both a University and Practitioner curriculum and then followed this with a comprehensive
manual and set of training materials on Operation and Maintenance.

Those who successfully complete the training program can continue on to apply for their ROWP Stamp for Maintenance Provider.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this training will be offered through a Virtual Classroom. Participating students will be provided with an opportunity to practice using the webinar software the week prior to the training. Quizzes will be sent through a virtual link for the students to complete.

Practical application of the classroom theory will be arranged with local mentors, on a one-on-one basis due to the need to maintain social distancing.

Mar
10
Wed
2021 WCOWMA-BC Convention & Trade Show @ online
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
2021 WCOWMA-BC Convention & Trade Show @ online

The 2021 conference and trade show will adopt a virtual format this year due to the restrictions placed on gatherings by the Ministry of Health.  As it is unknown what the Spring will bring, the Board felt it was best to explore our virtual options.

The event will host a virtual trade show, with the ability for vendors to provide video or power point presentations of their products, set appointments for live chats and provide special pricing and door prizes.
The educational program will focus on practical workshops as well as presentations on wastewater research and development.

While we may not be able to take advantage of the personal networking normally available at a live event, we will have the opportunity to participate in the program from any location that has internet, as well as enjoy the cost savings of participating from home rather than paying for travel, accommodation and meals.

We invite you to join us at the 2021 Convention and Trade Show.

More information and registration is now available!