Helpful Factsheets

Newsletters & Factsheets


“ONSITE WASTEWATER NEWS” is published three times a year by the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA). ONSITE gives readers a current, comprehensive look at the ONSITE industry in Ontario and is always on top of news developments and recent events. With a distribution list of over 1000 readers, It is also a great place to advertise!

On-Site System Brochures and Information Pamphlets

The Ontario Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the ORWC has updated its brochure on septic system maintenance and inspection called Your Septic System: Protecting your Investment and the Environment. This 2014 version is the most current septic system brochure available today and contains lots of important information for property owners who operate and maintain a private on-site sewage system. A French version is also available.

The following brochures and pamphlets have been prepared by various organizations, including the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and the ORWC for general information.

OMAFRA – Septic Smart booklets & DVD’s
CMHC – Buying a House With a Well and Septic System

ORWC – Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products and On-Site Systems
ORWC – How a Bell Siphon Works
ORWC – Water Softeners and On-Site Systems
NOWRA and WQA – Water Softeners and On-Site Systems
CMHC – Homeowner Septic System Booklet
CMHC – Homeowner Septic System Booklet – French 
Care & Feeding of Your Septic System

ORWC Research Factsheets, Project Notes & Videos

The following factsheets, Project Notes and Videos have been prepared by the ORWC as part of the deliverables for various research projects.

ORWC – Background on Anaerobic Digestion at the Farm Information Sheet
ORWC – Environmental Impacts from Land Application of Digestate – Research Note
ORWC – Anaerobic Digestion of Manure with Various Co-Substrates – Research Note

ORWC Research Extension – A Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland to Treat Milking Centre Washwaters
ORWC Research Extension – Septage Treatment with Reed Bed Filters
ORWC Research Extension – A Hybrid Constructed Wetland System for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

Septage Treatment with Reed Bed Filters YouTube Video
Treatment of Milkhouse Washwaters Using Constructed Wetlands YouTube Video
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Using a Constructed Wetland System YouTube Video