Our Partners

The Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre was created in 1998 by the University of Guelph (Campus d'Alfred and the School of Engineering) in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and many industry and government stakeholders. The Centre was initially supported through public and private sponsorship with a business plan developed by an industry advisory committee. The operation of the ORWC is now supported through revenues from course delivery, research grants and public projects. The Centre remains grateful to all the public and private sponsors.

The Wastewater Centre has been a strong supporter of the on-site industry including the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) and the Ontario Association of Sewage Industry Services (OASIS). All members of the Wastewater Centre team are active members of OOWA and have participated in various capacities on the board level since OOWA's inception.


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