Why should you be a member of COWRA?
Every person working in the Connecticut wastewater industry benefits from our organization, whether or not you are a member. Unlike regional and national organizations COWRA focuses on those issues that directly affect Connecticut, those working within Connecticut and the regulation that can differ among the health departments across our State.
In addition, consumers looking for an installer or cleaner may contact us by phone or through our website,
for references in their areas. There are insurance companies who provide a discount to our members on
business related insurance. Members and their employees receive a significant discount on our training
Members of our Board of Directors work closely with the State of Connecticut on the Code of Advisory
Committee to help formulate the new laws and codes that directly affect our industry. Through the Code
of Advisory Committee, we are able to explain to those state officials who monitor and regulate our
industry, the problems we face in our work in Connecticut. It is through this interactive work that we are
able to keep our members up-to-date on changes in laws that impact our industry.
COWRA hired lobbyist David Evans to monitor and influence those laws coming before the Connecticut
Legislature. He is continually interacting with state lawmakers, informing, monitoring and shaping those
issues that directly influence our trade.
Our members are a diverse group including Installers, Pumpers, Cleaners, Health Officials, Sanitarians,
Engineers and Suppliers who all work together, to keep the land and water across Connecticut
environmentally safe. We work to provide a standard of integrity and excellence within our industry and
to create the highest quality of work within our trade. Connecticut can work best if everyone in our
industry works together.
It is through the support of our members that we are able to achieve these goals.
Please join us.
From The President: Frank Talarico
We are now in our 57th year as an involved association, formally the Connecticut Sewage Disposal
Association. To keep up with the rest of the nation, we have since changed our name to Connecticut
Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association.
Our members are septic installers, cleaners, professional engineers, manufacturers and suppliers. Our
objective is to keep members informed of regulations at the State and Local levels. We work with the
Connecticut State Department of Public Health (D.P.H) and the Department of Energy & Environmental
Protection (D.E.E.P) to give input and experience to our members to help make better regulations,
designs, and manufacturing requirements. This helps improve the groundwater that we drink by providing
better septic system installations and disposal sites, which recycle our wastes back to the earth. This
helps to cleanly replace and maintain our water supplies.
We hold classes each year to inform, teach and prepare anyone who is interested in becoming a septic
installer or septic cleaner.
We welcome new members to keep our organization strong and improve our trade. For all visitors to this
site, you can find members in the septic trades to help you with all your needs.
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