Educational Opportunities



We currently have the following educational opportunities.  Please visit the home page and click on the event for more information. 


December 10th Class! Is approved for 6 hours! 

8:00am Registration Opens
8:30am Introduction to System
Management (1 1/2 hours)
Managing the critical tasks of caring
for an Onsite Wastewater Treatment
System (OWTS) is a complicated and
sometimes misunderstood portion of
system operations today. An overview
of the necessary skills and important
decisions to allow for a successful
business will be discussed.
10:00am Break
10:15am Installation Techniques, the Right
and Wrong (1 1/2 hours)
Reviewing several of the correct and
incorrect installation details that will
translate to future potential problems
and how to avoid some of the more
commonly observed installation issues.
11:45am Lunch
12:30pm Care of Conventional Systems (1
1/2 hours)
Managing the critical tasks of caring
for the typical state code based
systems is the starting point for most
businesses. Having a complete plan
for their service and care allows these
businesses to be efficient and effective
in providing the appropriate service for
their customers.
2:00pm Break
2:15pm Managing & Recognizing
Wastewater Flows, Program Q&A
and Workshop concludes (1 1/2
Not all system sources are the same.
This is often lost in state and local
codes. Understanding the assumptions
and oversights made can be critical
in proper system performance. How
these factors operate in the system and
allowing for fitting these factors into
the system can be part of a successful
business operation.

Register by December 3rd
Cancellations must be received
by December 3rd to receive a full
Registrations after that time will be
considered “Walk-in Registration.”
Workshop materials or
lunch are NOT guaranteed at the
Walk-in Registration rate.

About the Speaker
Dave Gustafson, Assistant Extension
Engineer-Onsite Sewage Treatment
Dave Gustafson, PE is a registered
Engineer working in the Water Resource
Center at the University of Minnesota. He
has been dealing with sewage for over
30 years in municipal scale systems and
backyard treatment technologies. He
has been educating and assisting onsite
treatment professionals in MN, nationally
and internationally for over twenty five
years. His position allows him to be active
in the troubleshooting and evaluation of
systems in MN and Nationally. He has
learned through the years that we can learn
from each other and getting your hands
dirty helps to keep your thoughts clear.



To register for on line training classes please follow the below instructions.  Please note that these classes are not through NOWWA, so if you have any questions about the classes you  will need to contact NOWRA.

Instructions for access to NOWRA On-Line Learning (OLL) Academy and Classes:

Go to:  NOWRA.Org webpage
Click on:  Ed/Training
Click on:  Online Learning Academy
Scroll to the bottom of the page
Click on:
If you are a new participant go to “sign up” and follow directions for establishing a unique user name and password (be sure to save these as you will need them each time you sign in)
Be sure to list Nebraska as your state affiliate and enter your NDEQ certification/license number (this will allow you to get the “Member Pricing”)
If you are already registered/returning then go to “sign in” using your user name and password
Once sign-in/sign-up is completed you will be returned to OLL page
Click on the desired class
Click on: $$$ Dollar Amount
Complete Instructions for checkout and payment
Click on chosen class to begin
Note:  You can exit program at any time and return any time.  After signing in you will be returned to the last completed task/segment
To register for classes you  will need to log in prior to being able to register for the event.   If you do not recall your user name or password click on forgot password.  It will take you to a screen where you will enter your email address. If we have you on record you will be emailed your username and password.  If we do not have you on record please click this link to take you to a form for you to fill out NON-MEMBER.

Once you log in click on "Register for Events" located under bookmarks. 

If you are still having trouble logging in, please contact the association at 402-476-0162 and ask to speak to Jason.




To check PDH hours you have, click on the NDEQ logo. 

Fill out the necessary information and this will take you to your page. Please check that page frequently and do not wait until November in the 2nd year of the cycle.  We do offer classes in December, but given the weather that time of year we cannot guarantee 100% that the class will happen and we do not reschedule.  We do not want you to have to retest if you don't have to. 

NOWWA offers 12 hours of classes each year at the Nebraska Water Industries Annual Convention in February, plus we have classes that are offiererd in various parts of the state throughout the year.  Please subscribe to our email news letter or check back on this site regularly.  Also log in to make sure your contact information is current.