The Alabama Onsite Wastewater Association (AOWA) developed the Disaster Victim Assistance Program to provide assistance to natural disaster victims in the state of Alabama in their recovery and rebuilding efforts with on-site sewer systems replacements and repairs. In addition to financial contributions, AOWA will be coordinating support and assistance from contractors, suppliers and manufacturers across the industry to donate equipment, products and installation services. Alan Astin, AOWA President, stated "This is a Disaster Victim Assistance Program, to help people in distress, whether it is flooding, hurricane, tornado or other natural disasters. Many times emergency relief or insurance may not cover a septic or sewerage system. After seeing the destruction in Lee County in March of 2019, our AOWA members realized we can make a difference in people’s lives when disaster strikes. We are committed to help these victims wherever we can.” According to Marc Geiger, AOWA Disaster Victim Assistance Program Chairman, individuals needing assistance with the repair or replacement of their septic system due to damage from a disaster can fill out a request online at www.aowainfo.org or by contacting the AOWA office at 334- 396-3434 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Geiger said, “We need all Alabama licensed installers and members of our industry to support this program. Anyone can help with this effort through a financial contribution to the fund or offer of services. We need contractors to help coordinate the actual repair or replacement of systems. It is heart breaking to see the devastation and destruction our fellow citizens have suffered. We want to help ease the pain just a little.”
To make a financial contribution contact the AOWA office at 334-396-3434, use the donate button below or send to the AOWA Office directly.
Thank you for your assistance.
Alabama Onsite Wastewater Association
P.O. Box 10 Lanett, AL 36863