Annual Conference & Fall Expo
Each year ORWA holds two large events where members can meet other ORWA members, visit with vendors in the water and wastewater field and receive contact hours. The Annual Conference & Exposition is held in the spring each year and with membership, you receive a discount on registration. This event is for everyone from the Mayor to your operators at the plant. The Fall Operator Expo is held in the fall each year and focused mainly on the operators needing contact hours for their license renewals. Again, with membership, you will receive a discount on registration.
ORWA offers training on various topics including assistance on EPA regulations, Board and Personnel training, water and wastewater topics, safety training and much more.
ORWA offers a wide variety of online training courses at our website www.ohioruralwater.org.
There are several opportunities for advertising your business. Ohio Rural Water publishes two issues of it's "Water Log" Magazine and an Ohio Rural Water Association - Membership Directory through Naylor Publishing. Advertising can also be accomplished through sponsorships at Conferences and Quarterly Meetings and within our Website.
Members may attend our Quarterly Meetings free of charge. These meetings provide members with an opportunity to voice their needs and concerns. Just a couple examples of meeting places are Put-N-Bay, The Wild’s, Shawnee State Lodge, Deer Creek, Salt Fork State Park and the list goes on!
We’re working in Washington for YOU!
ORWA employs one of Ohio’s best lobbyists to keep our members up to date on legislative affairs. Every year ORWA and its members successfully participate in shielding legislation which would adversely affect our members, and in passing legislation to aid our members.
Members travel to Washington DC with our board members to visit face to face with Ohio Senators and Representatives. During these meetings, we work continuously to push the rural water initiative and gather support from our leaders.
We are also working on a state level to educate the state legislature on rural water initiatives.