2022 MOWA Winter Convention

Join us for continuing education sessions, exhibit hall show, and the state Roe-D-Hoe®!

The event will be taking place at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria on February 7-8, 2022.  

MPCA CE credits have been approved.  See PDF of Agenda here. (Agenda subject to change.)


Registration is open for the 2022 Winter Convention! 


Reserve your Hotel Room early!  Call Arrowwood Resort at: 866-386-5263 or 320-762-1124 and ask for the MOWA block! Room Rate: $95/night +taxes and fees. 


Exhibitors can sign up for the show!  Sign up online here or download the Exhibitor Form to send off to MOWA.  

Here is the most up-to-date Exhibit Hall Layout (updated as we receive registrations).  


2022 Annual Conference "Essential Work"
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Alexandria, MN

Sunday, February 6, 2022 - Opening Reception at Rafters Bar at Arrowwood Resort

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Monday, February 7, 2022
Start Finish

Schedule, General Session, Room: TBD

7:30 AM 9:00 AM Registration Opens, Location TBD
7:30 AM 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast, Location TBD
8:00 AM 8:15 AM MOWA Update, Alex Pepin
8:15 AM  8:30 AM  NOWRA Update, Sara Heger
8:30 AM  9:20 AM

MPCA SSTS Program Update, Courtney Ahlers-Nelson & Nick Haig (1 Direct CE)

9:20 AM 10:10 AM Impacts of COVID Pandemic on SSTS, Bernie Miller & Rick Smith (1 Related CE)
10:10 AM 10:20 AM Break (Location TBD)
10:20 AM 11:10 AM Insights into subsurface sewage treatment system regulations, Kevin Sherman (1 Related CE)
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Economic Issues, Kurt Christopherson (Moderator), Panel Members: Andy Winkler & Richard Rankka (0 CE)
12:00 PM 2:30 PM Trade Show opens with Lunch provided; Silent Auction Exhibit Hall; Roe-D-Hoe Trials in Exhibit Hall
Tracks I - Managing Increased Flows II - Regulatory III - Troubleshooting
1:00 PM  5:00 PM MPCA Exam Re-Testing Opportunity, Room TBD
2:30 PM 3:20 PM Challenges with Rental Properties and SSTS, Patrick Schultz & Chris LeClair (1 Direct CE)

MPCA Technical and Policy Update, Cody Robinson (1 Direct CE)

A Study of BODs and Treatment Alternatives, Jim King (1 Related CE)
3:20 PM 4:10 PM

Time Dosing Design, Alex Pepin

(1 Direct CE)

The Surety Claim Process, What you Need to Know, Lisa Frasier

(1 Direct CE)

High TSS: Sources and Solutions, Sara Heger (1 Direct CE)
4:10 PM 8:00 PM

Vendor Show, Silent Auction, & "Taste of Alexandria" in Exhibit Hall

Roe-D-Hoe Trials and Final

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
7:30 AM 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast (Location TBD)
Session Tracks I - Design II - Installation III - Inspection and Service
8:00 AM 8:50 AM Challenging Waste Streams - Analysis and Case Studies, Sara Heger (1 Related CE)

Installer Open Forum: Tony Scully & Jake Bell

(2 Direct CE)

Maintainers - tracking code rules with ease, David Rupp & Patrick Schultz (1 Related CE)
8:50 AM  9:40 AM Investigating Malfunctioning Onsite Systems, Allison Blodig (1 Related CE) Managing Commercial Systems, Tim Haeg (1 Related CE)
9:40 AM  10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM 10:50 AM

Microbes Responsible for Nitrogen Transformations, Kevin Sherman

(1 Related CE)

Synthetic Media in Mounds, Eric Daniels & Travis Johnson

(1 Direct CE)

Service Provider Open Forum: Brian Koski

(1 Direct CE)

10:00 AM  10:50 AM Tank Manufactures' Meeting, Room TBD
10:50 AM 11:40 AM

Design Open Forum: Wayne Johnson & Jesse Kloeppner

(2 Direct CE)

Controls, Pump and Float Replacement, Tim Haeg

(1 Direct CE)

Inspector Open Forum: Ryan Lashinski & Stacey Feser

(2 Direct CE)

11:40 AM  12:30 PM Ensuring a Watertight Precast Concrete Wastewater Tank, Claude Goguen (1 Direct CE)
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunch provided with MOWA Membership Meeting, Location TBD
1:30 PM 2:20 PM

Wastewater in Brewing, Jim King

(1 Related CE)

The Environment Beneath the Skid-Steer - Soil Engineering Basics for Onsite System Installers, Dave Lentz (1 Related CE)

LGU Open Forum - Pat Schultz & Chris LeClair

(2 Direct CE)

2:20 PM 3:10 PM

Understanding RV's and their Wastewater Streams, Allison Blodig

(1 Direct CE)

Cost Estimation, Kurt Christopherson (0 CE)
3:10 PM 3:20 PM Break
3:20 PM 4:10 PM

The Advantages of Time Dosing with Control Panels, Joe Zimmerman 

(1 Related CE)

A Hard Look at Precast Concrete Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies, Claude Goguen

(1 Related CE)

Troubleshooting Septic Tanks & ATUs, Tim Haeg

(1 Direct CE)

4:15 PM 5:30 PM Board of Directors Meeting, Room TBD