WDHS issues interim guidance on Ebola patient waste disposal

October 23, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued interim guidance on the safe disposal of Ebola patient waste in sanitary sewers. It can be found directly on the DHS website:  under the section heading "Information for Health Professionals".


For further information, please visit the following website for additional information on EBOLA:  MORE INFORMATION



Lifetime membership changes effective 2015:

October 20, 2014

It was proposed in 2014 and approved during the 2014 Annual WWOA Business meeting that all members achieving Lifetime membership status (present and future) will be able to renew their membership at a discounted rate of 20% of the current active membership rate. The only exclusion to this is for Honorary Members who are exempt from all WWOA dues. Two year membership renewal notifications are/will be sent to members based on their initial membership year in an odd/even year fashion. All members who joined the organization in odd years will receive a renewal notification in the future odd years (2015, 2017, etc...), and even year initial memberships will receive their renewal in all future even years (2016, 2018, etc...). If there is any question as to what year was your membership was initiated, please contact the Executive Secretary via email or phone (608) 355-3081.

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Scholarship/Tuition Aid

A special benefit of membership in the WWOA is eligibility towards receiving financial aid for college expense. Three, $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year during the annual conference to help offset the education expense of members' children or grandchildren. Eligible students must be at least a second semester student in a degree program supportive of the wastewater field. Crane Engineering has agreed to again fund one of the $1,000 scholarships this year. Be sure to download and check out the details.

New Scholarship Announcement:

North Central Laboratories has generously offered a two year scholarship to a student enrolled in a wastewater related field in the amount of  $ 5,000.00.  The student will receive $ 2,500.00 for their Junior and Senior year for a total award of $ 5,000.00. The WWOA scholarship committee will review the submitted applications and make the decision on the award recipient.   A big thanks to Mike Raynovic and NCL for their generous support of the WWOA and the wastewater field.


Scholarship Award Description and Criteria 

Scholarship Award Application


Tuition Aid: The purpose of tuition aid is to encourage the continued education of members of WWOA through the attendance of advanced seminars related to wastewater treatment or for credit courses taken at a technical school or college while working towards a degree related to the wastewater/water industry. WWOA is offering six $150 tuition reimbursements on a first-come, first-serve basis. The document below provides more detail...

Tuition Aid Description, Criteria and Application

Submit information to Scholarship Committee Chairperson c/o WWOA Executive Secretary 608.355.3081 . Application deadline is August 1, 2015.



2012 Recipients:

2012 Krystal Woda

2012 Krystal Woda

2012 Shawn Jandrey, Crane Engineering Scholarship

Some Previous Award Recipients

2005 Sara Driver - UW-Milwaukee


2006 Mike Magee Jr.