The water and wastewater treatment industries are continually changing with new technology, new standards and increasing regulatory requirements to protect the environment and public health. Norweco strives to be a resource of current and relevant information that serves our customers as well as engineers, architects, designers and the environmental community.

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6 Wastewater Hazards That Can
Compromise a Health Onsite System

The water and wastewater treatment industries are continually changing with new technology, new standards and increasing regulatory requirements to protect the environment and public health. Norweco strives to be a resource of current and relevant information that serves our customers as well as engineers, architects, designers and the environmental community.

Taking On the "Other" Pollutant at a Massachusetts Onsite Treatment Center

The water and wastewater treatment industries are continually changing with new technology, new standards and increasing regulatory requirements to protect the environment and public health. Norweco strives to be a resource of current and relevant information that serves our customers as well as engineers, architects, designers and the environmental community.

The Onsite Community Travels
to Help the Needy in Belize

The water and wastewater treatment industries are continually changing with new technology, new standards and increasing regulatory requirements to protect the environment and public health. Norweco strives to be a resource of current and relevant information that serves our customers as well as engineers, architects, designers and the environmental community.

How the University of Arizona used No. 2 to solve its No. 1 problem: The coronavirus

The University of Arizona made a bold claim this week: It stopped a coronavirus outbreak before it started. Universities around the U.S. have struggled with outbreaks as they attempt to start the fall semester. But at the Likins Hall dorm, just across the street from the University of Arizona's recreation center, two students were found to have contracted the coronavirus — and they were asymptomatic.

Treated Wastewater May Be the Irrigation Wave of the Future

Approximately one-half of 1% of the planet’s water is drinkable, and we use that water for much more than drinking – showering, brushing our teeth, watering our grass, etc. Consumer usage, however, pales in comparison to the amount of water needed to irrigate our crops.

Committee Unanimously Advances Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation

As a water and wastewater treatment manufacturer, Norweco feels a responsibility to support critical infrastructure programs that relieve pressure on our nation’s water supply. We are honored to provide ecologically safe and reliable water reuse technologies that help support these efforts.

Coronavirus and the Water Cycle - What Treatment Professionals Should Know

As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it’s important for water and wastewater professionals to keep updated on potential impacts.

OOWA Announces Distinguished Service Award

Congrats to Norweco’s Scott Hetrick, Vice President of Sales, who was honored with Ohio Onsite Wastewater Association's (OOWA) 2020 Trent Lydic Distinguished Service Award!

Groundbreaking at Norweco and Norwalk Precast Molds

We are very pleased to announce a manufacturing and warehouse expansion between Norweco and Norwalk Precast Molds!  “A joint venture between Norweco and Norwalk Precast Molds will allow continued growth and expansion of our product lines at both companies,” president Gregory Graves said. 

Using Education to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness for Septic Systems

After the events of the past year, emergency preparedness has clearly emerged as one of the most important topics facing environmental health. The 2017 hurricane season left hundreds of billions of dollars-worth of damage in its wake. Meanwhile, wildfires in California burned over 1.2 million acres, resulting in five of the 20 most destructive fires in the state’s history. Despite the expansive media coverage these disasters generated, damage to wastewater treatment systems, especially private ones, was rarely discussed.

Wastewater Chlorination: An Enduring Public Health Practice

Chlorination is a common method of wastewater disinfection used worldwide to eliminate pathogens prior to effluent discharge into receiving streams, rivers or oceans.

How Recycled Water Could Save Our Water Supply

Two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages by 2025. Water reuse practices help alleviate pressure on our water sources and is a strategic approach to water scarcity. The Singulair® R3 is the world’s simplest water reuse treatment technology.

Penguin Poop Provides Essential Nutrients For New Terrestrial Life In Antarctica

Did you know penguin poop provides essential nutrients for new terrestrial life to flourish in Antarctica?  In arctic climates, vital nutrients that cultivate life are few and far between.  Researches are now mapping the nitrogen footprint across the continent to further study its effects on this ecosystem. 

Long Island Business Upgrades To Singulair Nitrogen Reducing System

As a next step in becoming more eco-friendly, Long Island’s Hampton Coffee House upgraded their septic system to our state-of-the-art Singulair nitrogen reducing treatment system. Co-owner Jason Belkin said, “We’re really proud to be making this difference.”

Rules and Regs: Big Farm Bill Has an Onsite Bonus

When President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill on Dec. 20, it included a present for onsite installers. A few paragraphs in the bill allow low-income rural homeowners to access a pool of money for upgrading or replacing their onsite wastewater systems. The law allows grants of up to $20,000. Because this is a piece of federal legislation, that doesn’t mean the cash drawer is open. The way Congress works, a bill creating a program is separate from the appropriations bill that allocates money it.

NOWRA Announces Industry Achievement Award

The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) recently announced the 2018 recipient of the Richard J. Otis Industry Achievement Award.  Gregory Graves, President of Norweco, Inc. and past President of NOWRA, received the award during the NOWRA Mega-Conference held in Minneapolis on Oct. 21 to 24.

President Trump Signs NOWRA Act Legislation

On Tuesday, October 23, President Trump signed the America’s Infrastructure Act of 2018, which contained key provisions of the NOWRA Act. This is a major milestone for NOWRA, as this marks the first legislation it has successfully passed.

Lakefront Estate Requires Onsite Wastewater Technology Upgrade

Dervin Witmer got a call from a friend who built a house. He needed help. Witmer owns Dig-It Excavating in Cassopolis, Michigan, in the southwestern corner of the state, and his friend needed different wastewater options for the house.

Norweco Introduces New Residential Wastewater Treatment System

The Hydro-Kinetic Model 600 FEU (flow equalized upflow) wastewater treatment system from Norweco has been NSF Standard 40 and 245 certified.

Singulair Green Wastewater Treatment System Opens New Market for Installers

The Singulair Green aerobic wastewater treatment system from Norweco Inc. features a light, versatile high-density polyethylene septic tank that’s suitable for installation applications where traditional tanks cannot be used.

NSF Adopts New Standard for Water Reuse Systems

These systems treat greywater on-site, providing an additional source of water for restricted indoor use and reducing the strain on municipal resources.  Four international plumbing and building codes have adopted the NSF/ANSI 350 standard for water reuse systems, NSF International said in a press release.