2019 CPOW Board Member Elections

Please click HERE to vote for incoming CPOW board members by December 28, 2018.

If you would like to be more involved in CPOW, but are not ready to commit to a board position please consider joining a committee. The conference and education committees can always use help. You can contact cpow@cpow.net for more information.

CPOW / NOWRA for 2019 Educational Conference

CPOW is excited to announce that we will be partnering with The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) for their 2019 National Mega-Conference. The conference will be held October 13-19, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel Conference Center, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538. As such CPOW will not be holding its annual January educational conference this year.

Put the October conference on your schedule as this is a great opportunity to attend a national conference in our own backyard.

News from EPA’s Decentralized Wastewater Team

We would like to inform you of many exciting new updates to the EPA webpage (www.epa.gov/septic):


• New Septic System Diagrams (10) are now on our webpage and downloadable. You can access from the homepage, or click here to access directly: https://www.epa.gov/septic/types-septic-systems

• The SepticSmart Week 2019 Save the Date flyer is now on our homepage. You can download it directly here: https://www.epa.gov/septic/septicsmart-week-2019-announcement

• The 2019 SepticSmart Week webpage now is up and running. The new Save the Date and 2019 SepticSmart Week seal with dates are downloadable on this page. Click here to view: https://www.epa.gov/septic/septicsmart-week. This webpage will be updated throughout the next year with new SepticSmart Week related products. Past SepticSmart Week webpages are also viewable via the above link, for example click on the “2018” tab where you’ll be able to view resources from 2018, and the SepticSmart Week 2018 highlights document.

• Videos from the Colorado Rural Water Association are now online here, https://www.epa.gov/septic/more-resources-homeowners-septic-systems, under “Videos”. These videos are the product of a collaborative effort between the Colorado Rural Water Association (the Colorado state affiliate of the National Rural Water Association, a Decentralized Wastewater MOU Partner), Colorado Professionals in Onsite Wastewater, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The videos can also be viewed from their YouTube pages, here:

• On-site Wastewater Treatment System Inspection and Maintenance Demonstration Exit- This video was created to empower homeowners to properly maintain their septic systems. 

• On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems Regulations, Installation and Maintenance Exit- This video contains interviews with environmental health officials explaining the ins and outs of septic system installation, permitting, and maintenance in Colorado.

• The Septic Finance Learning Module is now posted on our website, on our homepage under “What’s New”, and also at the bottom of the page here: https://www.epa.gov/septic/learn-about-septic-systems. A direct link to the learning module can be found here: https://ofmpub.epa.gov/apex/wfc/f?p=165:9:17277233415323::NO:9:P9_MODULE:Financing_Septic_Systems



CPOW Educational Schedule

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Remember to register online.

NAWT O&M 1, January 10-11, 2019, Greenwood Village, CO

NAWT Inspector Training, January 17-18, 2019, Frisco, CO

NAWT O&M 2, February 7-8, 2019, Greenwood Village, CO

NAWT Design Class, March 7-8, 2019, Durango, CO

NAWT Installer Class, March 15, 2019, Boulder, CO

CPOW Soils Class, May 23-24, 2019, Alamosa, CO

NAWT Inspector, May 30-31, 2019, Gunnison, CO

NOWRA/CPOW Mega-Conference, October 13-19, 2019, Loveland, CO

NAWT Installer Class, September 20, 2019, Gunnison, CO

NAWT Installer Class, October 25, 2019, Tri-County Area

NAWT Inspector Class, November 14-15, 2019, Lakewood, CO


Additional courses may be offered if there is demand shown.
Please contact cpow@cpow.net if you are interested in additional classes.