Treatment Symposium Presentations

2017 Symposiums
NAWT 8th Waste Treatment Symposium
NAWT / NOWRA 2017 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference

NAWT 8th Waste Treatment Symposium

The National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) invites you to showcase your services at our 8th Waste Treatment Symposium.
Wednesday August 23 and Thursday August 24, 2017
DoubleTree Convention Center at 101 Mall Boulevard ǀ Monroeville, PA 15146
McCutcheon Enterprises located at 250 Park Road ǀ Apollo, PA 15613

Add to my Calendar 2017-08-23 7:00:00 2017-08-24 16:30:00 America/New_York NAWT 8th Symposium 2017 NAWT 8th Waste Treatment Symposium DoubleTree Convention Center, 101 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146 NAWT

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Why should you attend the 2017 NAWT 8th Waste Treatment Symposium

  • Expect 150+ Industry FOCUSED Individuals. The audience consists of individuals considering treating the wastes they put in their trucks and those who are already treating septage and grease trap waste and are looking for updating their technologies.
  • A national audience as historically we have had individuals from all four corners of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guam, and the Caribbean.
  • An opportunity for you to demonstrate your equipment using real septage and grease trap waste.
  • An opportunity for you to present your technology in a generic fashion during the classroom presentations.
  • An opportunity for you to present a Case History of a facility you were involved with.
  • Be included in NAWT Advertising – published and website
  • Sponsorships Available
  • Commit Soon – the sooner you commit, the more benefits you receive!

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
   7:00am - Breakfast
   8:00am - 12:00pm - Welcome Presentation & Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2
   12:00PM - 1:00PM - Lunch
   1:00pm - 2:45pm - Sampling - Lab Procedures
   2:45pm - 3:00pm - Break
   3:00pm - 4:30pm - General Sessions
   4:30pm - 6:00pm - Networking tine with hors d'oeuveres, cash bar
   6:00pm - Dinner at the Conference Center
Thursday, August 24, 2017
   7:00am - Breakfast
   7:15am - Buses leave for Facility
   8:00am - 12:30 am - Presentations and Demonstration of Live Equipment / Tours
   12:30pm - Lunch at McCutcheon Enterprises
   1:30pm - 4:30pm - Continuation of tours
   4:30pm - Buses Return to Conference Center


DoubleTree Convention Center
101 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146

McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. 250 Park Road
Apollo, PA 15613

Hotel Reservations

The conference hotel for NAWT's 8th Waste Treatment Symposium is the DoubleTree Convention Center located at 101 Mall Boulevard ǀ Monroeville, PA 15146. NAWT has reserved specially discounted rooms, the special rate is $119 per night plus tax. To make a reservation, call the hotels reservations department directly at (412) 373-7300 or Online Reservation
Use the Reservation Code: NWW
Reservations Cut Off Date: August 2, 2017

Event Sponsorship

Sponsoring an activity at NAWT's 8th Waste Treatment Symposium will extend your reach and exposure at the conference. Sponsors will be recognized with signs at the conference and at the sponsored events, on NAWT's website, in the conference program and in prepared remarks by one of NAWT's leaders and/or a major conference speaker. Sponsors may also provide literature about their company during the event.

NAWT / NOWRA 2017 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference

The Mega-Conference is the largest national event which focuses exclusively on onsite/decentralized wastewater professionals, offering them the highest quality education and training available.
October 22-25, 2017

Add to my Calendar 2017-10-22 8:00:00 2017-10-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Mega-Conference 2017 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conferencem Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, Delaware NOWRA

Hotel Info

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, Delaware
Room rates are $125/night (single or double), plus 8% tax and a $6/night resort fee.
Reservations must be made by September 20, 2017 to receive the reduced room rate. After that date regular room rates will apply.
To reserve your room, call 866-473-7378 and mention that you will be attending the Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference. Or you can register online:

Technical Education

Choose from more than 50 sessions covering regulation, policy, installation, technical issues and case studies.

State Association Advocacy Workshop

NOWRA is working hard at the federal level to secure increased funding and enact policies which support greater use of onsite systems, but what happens in your state is perhaps even more important to the success of professionals in your state. If your state association is not currently representing the industry in your state capital, this will help you get started. If you already have a presence in your state capital, this session will provide lots of ideas about how to improve your reach and effectiveness

Workshop on Funding Onsite Projects in your State

One of the big challenges for everyone in our industry is securing funding to install new systems and to repair and replace existing systems. This workshop will help address that challenge. While getting funding -- either grants or loans -- is not easy, there are more options at the federal, state levels than you may realize, plus some private capital sources worth considering. Come learn more about funding options in this interactive workship.

NAWT Vacuum Truck Technician Training

This one-day training session will benefit owners and employees who are new to the vacuum truck business and need a solid base of information, and even more experienced vac truck operators whothose who may need a refresher course. Individuals participating in the training may wish to take a test following the course in order to receive a certificate of course completion. No charge for the training, but there is a $75 charge for the test.

Outstanding Field Trips

Three excellent field trips are planned. One will focus on innovative small onsite wastewater systems, septage management and how the Delaware Technical and Community College plays a role in training industry professsionals. A second trip will focus on innovative larger systems, many of them managed by private utilities. A third field trip will visit Washington DC so that participants can lobby their senators and representatives.


2015 Symposium  Presentations


NAWT 7th Waste Treatment Symposium and 2015 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference

The event will serve as NAWT’s 7th Waste Treatment Symposium and the 2015 Annual Conference for NOWRA, VOWRA and SORA. This is the first-ever collaboration between the three major national organizations which focus on onsite/decentralized wastewater systems, and the partnership with VOWRA adds the expertise of one of the largest and most innovative and effective statewide organizations. Those who attend will be the winners with a great breath of topics, vendors and educational tours! Please click here for additional details and to register for NAWT’s 7th Waste Treatment Symposium and the 2015 Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference to be held in Virginia Beach, Virginia November 3 – 6, 2015.


2013 Symposium Presentations


2010 Symposium  Presentations