Alberta Municipal Affairs issued a STANDATA regarding the requirement for high-water alarms in privies in September 2021. The STANDATA removes the requirement for a high-water alarm in privies due to their remote locations, and the absence of power available at these sites needed to operate the alarm. As well, without the addition of flush water […]
Onsite wastewater contractors and safety codes officers are undergoing more intense scrutiny as Alberta Municipal Affairs and the Alberta Safety Codes Authority audit permit applications and closed permits to ensure that the regulations and Standard of Practice are being met. Contractors should be aware that if their permit documents do not meet the requirements of
The AOWMA Convention Committee is working on plans for a live convention and trade show to take place in Red Deer, AB on February 15, 16, & 17, 2022. The committee discussed the various challenges everyone has faced in the past year and a bit. Everyone has been adapting, adjusting, and innovating. The industry is
The 2021 Alberta Standard of Practice will be released by the end of the year. The AOWMA is in the process of developing the curriculum for a series of Standard of Practice Update training events. Once the curriculum is developed and approved for delivery by Alberta Municipal Affairs, SOP Update training will be made available
The Government of Canada, some provincial/territorial governments and distribution partners are providing free rapid COVID-19 tests to organizations. These tests are to be used for regular workplace screening of employees. Businesses and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Please see their website for more information.
WCOWMA and it\’s provincial chapters hosted seven Septic Sense workshops during the week of September 20 – 24, 2021 in an effort to educate homeowners. Numerous companies and associations assisted us in promoting this event. Seven webinar presentations were provided by the association: WCOWMA-BC – two presentations AOWMA – three presentations SOWMA – one presentation
Many Standards of Practice require the use of the common soils identifier nomenclature from either the Canadian System of Soil Classification or the US System of Soil Classification. These two systems are pretty similar for the most part. Both systems point to the Munsell Colour Chart to determine soil colour. So, why is properly determining