Oregon Onsite Wastewater Association
Mission – Our mission is to support our members through educational programs and opportunities, to encourage professionalism, and to protect Oregon’s environment and public health.
Vision – Our vision is to build a meaningful community of professionals where members can exchange ideas, gain knowledge and collaborate for the good of Oregon.
O2WA is an organization supporting persons engaged in the design, installation, maintenance, and regulation of onsite wastewater treatment and disposal systems.
The purposes of Oregon Onsite Wastewater Association are exclusively those allowed for organizations defined under §501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Within these limits, the purposes of Oregon Onsite Wastewater Association include the following:
1. Provide persons engaged in the design, installation, maintenance, and regulation of onsite wastewater treatment and dispersal systems an association through which lawful efforts may be made towards solving problems of onsite wastewater with the result that the general public shall receive the highest possible standard of safe, sanitary and environmentally sound onsite wastewater service.
2. Provide a forum for research, exchange of ideas, information and technology among private industry, professionals and government policy makers and regulators.
3. Develop programs to further the education, training and certification of persons involved in design, installation, maintenance and regulation of onsite systems.
4. Actively participate in public and private efforts in development and acceptance of new and improved practices, policies, laws and regulations for onsite wastewater treatment and dispersal.
5. Develop, sponsor and support programs to improve onsite wastewater treatment and dispersal, including uniform standards for onsite technologies.
6. Participate as a member in other local, state or national associations with common needs, goals or purposes.
7. Provide for professional representation and contract for assistance and the ability to coordinate and respond to the common needs of members including, without limit, membership benefit programs.
8. To provide scholarships for students studying or preparing to work in the field of environmental sciences or other related fields that apply to onsite wastewater treatment, and other purposes.