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Organization

The Tennessee Onsite Wastewater Association

Formed in 1997, The Tennessee Onsite Wastewater Association (TOWA) is a professional organization open to those working to advance and promote the onsite wastewater industry in Tennessee.

TOWA serves all members of the industry, including installers, manufacturers, field practitioners, suppliers, engineers, soil scientists, distributors, research professionals, educators, consultants and governmental regulatory personnel. We want you to be a part of this Association.

Each year, TOWA sponsors an Annual Conference to bring onsite professionals in Tennessee together to discuss issues relevant to the onsite industry in our state. Combining classroom presentations with an Exhibit Hall gives onsite professionals a chance to see and hear about the lastest in onsite technologies and products.

What We Do...

  • Establish unifrom performance standards for design, installation, and servicing of onsite systems;
  • Promote the need for regular service and maintenance of onsite syetms;
  • Communicate information among members as well as to other organizations, agencies, and individuals concerned with onsite sewage disposal;
  • Collect and disseminate statistics, studies, and other facts affecting the onsite industry;
  • Educate the general public concerning the value of recycling wastewater and the need for properly maintained onsite sewage disposal systems;
  • Assist in the development of sound ecological practices; and
  • Expand the public's awareness of the important economic contributions of onsite systems in Tennessee.

Click here to read the TOWA By-Laws.

Board of Directors

2017 TOWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(Click HERE for Past Board Members)

2017 TOWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eric Jervis
President
(Term Expires February 2018)
T-Square Engineering
(615) 678-8212
Lawrence Rochat
Director Representing   Regulators
(Term Expires February 2017)
Knox Co. Health Department 
(865) 556-6527
   
Jeffery W. Cox, Sr.
Past-President
(Term Expires February 2018)
Environmental Soil Consulting
(865) 674-0838
John Saucier
Director   Representing Engineers
(Term Expires February 2018)
Professional Engineer
(615) 202-3060
   
Glenn Marcum
President-Elect
(Term Expires February 2018)
Ecostruct Group, Inc
(615) 504-7934
Gabe Krantz
At-Large   Director, East Tennessee
(Term Expires February 2018)
Krantz Soil Consulting
(931) 510-7746          
   
Tom Petty
Treasurer
(Term Expires February 2019)
Quanics, Inc.
(616) 674-5900
Brian Corwin
At-Large   Director, Middle Tennessee
(Term Expires February 2019)
Williamson Co. Depart. of   Sewage Disposal Management
(615) 790-5751
   
Tom Petty
Secretary & Treasurer
(Term Expires February 2018)
Quanics, Inc.
(615) 674-5900
Paula Gale
At-Large   Director, West Tennessee
(Term Expires February 2020)
Soils Consultant/Academia
(731) 881-7326
   
Joe Fisher
Director   Representing Service Providers
(Term Expires February 2018)
Consolidated Utility   Dist. of Rutherford County
(615) 893-7225
Dr. John Buchanan
Director   Representing Academia
(Term Expires February 2019)
University of   Tennessee-Knoxville
(865) 974-7266
   
Phillip Dickerson
Director   Representing Soil Scientists
(Term Expires February 2018)
Phillip Dickerson &   Associates
(615) 347-5706
Cecil Brown
Director   Representing Installers
(Term Expires February 2020)
Soils Consultant
(865) 712-6023
   
Jim McClain
Director   Representing Manufacturers
(Term Expires February 2019)
W.M. McClain Co., Inc.
(615)   226-9601
Gregg Clingerman
Training   Center Director
(Term Expires February 2018)
G.A.M. Engineering,   Inc.
(615) 474-7304

Board Meetings

2017-18 TOWA Board Meetings

With few exceptions, the TOWA Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every odd-numbered month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (all times are Central).  Locations can vary.  Check this site for details.

Click here to view copies of the minutes from past TOWA Board meetings.

Date

Time (Central)

Location

Room #

September 12, 2017

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Williamson County Sewage Disposal
1320 West Main St, Suite 411
Franklin, TN 37064

Conference

November 14, 2017

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Williamson County Sewage Disposal
1320 West Main St. Suite 411
Franklin, TN 37064

Conference

January 9, 2018

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Williamson County Sewage Disposal
1320 West Main St., Suite 411
Franklin, TN 37064

Conference 

March 13, 2018

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Williamson County Sewage Disposal
1320 West Main St., Suite 411
Franklin, TN 37064

Conference

May 8, 2018

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Williamson County Sewage Disposal
1320 West Main St., Suite 411
Franklin, TN 37064

Conference

July 10, 2018

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Williamson County Sewage Disposal
1320 West Main St., Suite 411
Franklin, TN 37064

Conference

September 11, 2018

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Williamson County Sewage Disposal
1320 West Main St., Suite 411
Nashville, TN 37064

Conference

Membership

TOWA would love to have you as a member. We serve all professionals in the onsite wastewater industry. Membership can be obtained by registering for the next annual conference. If you can't attend the conference and would like to join TOWA or renew your membership, you can download, print, complete, and submit a Membership Registration Form with the appropriate membership dues.

Click here for a Membership Registration Form.

Please make checks payable to:

TOWA
P.O. Box 292983
Nashville, TN 37229-2983