IOWWA News

Summer 2019 Photo Caption Contest

Summer 2019 Photo Caption Contest
Submit your photo caption ideas by August 1, 2019 for the Summer Photo Caption Contest!   You could be the lucky winner of a $50 Casey's gift card or receive $50 off an IOWWA 2019 workshop!   The contest winner will be published in the fall 2019 IOWWA Onsite Observer newsletter.  Submit ideas to info@iowwa.com.   Lucky past winners are:   Jon Cornish, West Central Services (2017 conference contest);  Steve Anderson, Kossuth County Environmental Health (spring 2017 contest); Margaret Jaynes, Story County Environmental Health (summer 2017 contest) and Nate Tirevold, Beemer Companies (fall 2017 contest); Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services (2018 conference contest); ... more

"From the Field” Column Submission

Have a funny, enlightening or true story of industry learning to share? Consider being the next contributor to the “From the Field” column in IOWWA's quarterly Onsite Observer! Learning from each other can save everyone time, energy and money. If you have a story about your work experience that may be beneficial (informative or just plain amusing) to others, please contact pam@schoffner.com, editor, IOWWA Onsite Observer newsletter.   She’ll work with you to gather information and write the story for the IOWWA newsletter. more

New workshop added for new installers!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (check-in 7:30 AM; lunch provided) (Rain date is Thursday, May 23) Location: Tim Rozendaal Residence, 1650 County Line Road, Otley IA CE hours:  6.0 – approved for CIOWTS credential and Time of Transfer Inspectors Content:  This workshop is geared towards new onsite installers and others with less than a year of experience to the onsite wastewater industry.  The focus is on installation practices on various types of soil absorption trenches.   Several major topics will be covered and include 1) Locating and Septic System Layout 2) Pipe Fittings and Pipe Installation 3) Tank and pump Installation 4) ... more

2019 IOWWA Workshops

The 2019 IOWWA workshops are listed in the Trainings and Events tab.  Sign up today! more

Spring 2019 Photo Caption Contest

Spring 2019 Photo Caption Contest
The winner for the spring 2019 photo caption contest is Tammy McKeever, Clay County Environmental Health with the caption "Meanwhile on Oak Island……We ain’t found crap". Lucky past winners are:   Jon Cornish, West Central Services (2017 conference contest);  Steve Anderson, Kossuth County Environmental Health (spring 2017 contest); Margaret Jaynes, Story County Environmental Health (summer 2017 contest) and Nate Tirevold, Beemer Companies (fall 2017 contest); Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services (2018 conference contest); Carie Sager, Grundy County Zoning/Environmental Health (spring 2018 contest); Katie Resor, R & R Septic Solutions (fall 2018 contest); Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services (winter 2018 contest; Kent Irwin, ... more

Winter 2019 Photo Caption Contest

Winter 2019 Photo Caption Contest
The winner for the winter 2018 photo caption contest is Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services!  His caption will appear in the Spring 2019 issue of the IOWWA Onsite Observer newsletter.  "I believe this must be their first Roe-D-Hoe! Lucky past winners are:  Jon Cornish, West Central Services (2017 conference contest);  Steve Anderson, Kossuth County Environmental Health (spring 2017 contest); Margaret Jaynes, Story County Environmental Health (summer 2017 contest) and Nate Tirevold, Beemer Companies (fall 2017 contest); Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services (2018 conference contest); Carie Sager, Grundy County Zoning/Environmental Health (spring 2018 contest).; Katie Resor, R & R ... more

2019 Conference Photo Caption Contest Winner!

2019 Conference Photo Caption Contest Winner!
The winner for the 2019 Annual Conference Photo Caption Contest is Kent Irwin, Guthrie County Health Services, Guthrie Center IA. How do I get my glasses out of there without making a scene! Lucky past winners are:  Jon Cornish, West Central Services (2017 conference photo caption contest);  Steve Anderson, Kossuth County Environmental Health (spring 2017 photo caption contest); Margaret Jaynes, Story County Environmental Health (summer 2017 photo caption contest) and Nate Tirevold, Beemer Companies (fall l2017 photo caption contest); Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services (2018 conference photo caption contest); and Carie Sager, Grundy County Zoning/Environmental Health (spring 2018 photo caption contest), Katie Resor, ... more

Spring 2019 CIOWTS TEST IS SCHEDULED!

Information for the upcoming Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS) credentialing test can be found on the "Certification" tab.    Online registration is available for the Installation Overview Course being held prior to the test on April 16-17, 2019 at the Ziegler CAT Education Center, Altoona IA The CIOWTS Test Application must be submitted by April 2, 2019.   You can download the test application "Certification" tab on the IOWWA web site.    Online completion of the test application is not available and is separate from the registration for the Installation Overview course and payment for the test. more

CIOWTS Test Scheduled during 2019 Conference

CIOWTS Test Scheduled during 2019 Conference
The Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS0 credentialing test is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 just prior to the IOWWA Annual Conference.    Register and pay for the Basic or Advanced Level Test on the Trainings and Events tab, Upcoming Trainings.   The CIOWTS Test Application must be submitted prior to the test.  more

IOWWA 2019 CONFERENCE

Registration is open for the 2019 IOWWA Conference.    Go to the Trainings and Events tab and scroll through the "Upcoming Trainings"! more

Fall 2018 Photo Caption Contest

Fall 2018 Photo Caption Contest
The lucky winner of a $50.00 Casey's gas card was Katie Resor, R & R Septic Solutions, LLC. with the winning caption  "No joke - it was THIS big!" Lucky past winners are:  Jon Cornish, West Central Services (2017 conference photo caption contest);  Steve Anderson, Kossuth County Environmental Health (spring 2017 photo caption contest); Margaret Jaynes, Story County Environmental Health (summer 2017 photo caption contest) and Nate Tirevold, Beemer Companies (fall l2017 photo caption contest); Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services (2018 conference photo caption contest); and Carie Sager, Grundy County Zoning/Environmental Health (spring 2018 photo caption contest). more

Spring 2018 Photo Caption Contest

Spring 2018 Photo Caption Contest
The winner of the Spring 2018 photo caption contest is Carie Sager, Grundy County Zoning/Environmental Health.   The winning caption is: "Forget the bucket boys!  We're just gonna trench these line with the trax today! Lucky past winners are:  Jon Cornish, West Central Services (2017 conference photo caption contest);  Steve Anderson, Kossuth County Environmental Health (spring 2017 photo caption contest); Margaret Jaynes, Story County Environmental Health (summer 2017 photo caption contest) and Nate Tirevold, Beemer Companies (fall l2017 photo caption contest); Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Services (2018 conference photo caption contest); and Carie Sager, Grundy County Zoning/Environmental Health (spring 2018 photo caption contest). ... more

2018 Conference Photo Caption Contest Winner

2018 Conference Photo Caption Contest Winner
The winner for the 2018 Conference Photo Caption Contest is Jayme Arkfeld, Arkfeld Water Service.   Jayme submitted the caption: "At the end of this conference, you will be able to drink this treated, filtered water.  Believe me!” Lucky past winners are:  Jon Cornish, West Central Services (2017 conference photo caption contest);  Steve Anderson, Kossuth County Environmental Health (Spring 2017 photo caption contest); and Margaret Jaynes, Story County Environmental Health (Summer 2017 photo caption contest); and Nate Tirevold, Beemer Companies (Fall 2017 photo caption contest). more

Like us on Facebook!

IOWWA now has a Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/IOWWA.     You will see info about upcoming events and announcements! more

Summer 2017 Photo Caption Contest Winner!

Summer 2017 Photo Caption Contest Winner!
The winner for the Summer 2017 Photo Caption Contest is Margaret Jaynes, Story County Environmental Health.    She submitted the caption:  "Pole vaulting gone wrong"! Lucky past winners are Jon Cornish, West Central Services (2017 Conference photo caption contest) and Steve Anderson, Kossuth County Environmental Health (Spring 2017 photo caption contest). more

Welcome to the new Website

Welcome to the new Website
We are excited to provide this informative web site as a service to our members and the public. The web site has a very easy to use search function to find members based on a zip code search, with access to members with the Certified Installer Onsite Waste Water Treatment Systems (CIOWTS) certification.   You are able to preview and register on-line for upcoming training events. The site also allows you to sign up and pay your membership dues on-line. more