As part of the On-site Wastewater Optional Ballot, NPCA is increasing its presence at various on-site wastewater conferences and trade shows throughout 2017 and 2018.
NPCA will represent the precast concrete industry at the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association’s Mega-Conference in Dover, Del., Oct. 22-25. The NOWRA Mega-Conference will be held in conjunction with three state on-site associations (Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland) as well as the State Onsite Regulators Alliance and the National Association of Wastewater Technicians. This national event provides engineers, environmental professionals, educators and contractors an opportunity to gather to share ideas, spread knowledge, advocate and take the necessary steps toward improving and expanding the use, installation and maintenance of quality on-site wastewater systems.
At the event, Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, will offer two presentations. The first, “Septic Tank Venting – New Strategies to Reduce H2S,” will outline the study NPCA is conducting with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. This study is examining the factors that influence H2S production and what contributes to releasing H2S in gaseous form in confined air spaces in septic tanks. The second presentation, “The Role of Decentralized Wastewater Systems in the Revival of the Chesapeake Bay,” discusses the progress of Chesapeake Bay restoration work, precast concrete’s involvement in the cleanup and revitalization efforts, and some of the lessons learned along the way.
NPCA will also exhibit at the Mega-Conference in Booth 206. Various resources, educational materials and the new On-Site Wastewater Homeowner’s Manual will be available to attendees at the booth. We encourage you to join us in promoting the precast concrete industry by attending NOWRA, visiting the NPCA booth and advocating for quality precast concrete wastewater structures.