R.C. Worst & Co. has been in the water and wastewater pumping industry for nearly 60 years serving our customers in Idaho and Eastern Washington from our offices in Coeur d’Alene Idaho and Spokane Washington. As third generation owners, Ken and Allen Worst are committed to the service end of our business as much now as their grandfather and father were before them.
Part of the commitment to service is reflected in our participation in legislative and government affairs. As RCW continually scrutinizes their business model and makes adjustments to meet the needs of customers and the industry as a whole, we are certain that our activity in government affairs is a necessary element of our business plan. In doing so, it is our intention to positively affect how statute and interpretation of statute in Idaho and Washington can bring focus to the onsite wastewater industry in a way that is betterment to all that work within our industry as well as the customers we collectively serve.
RCW has historically been active in trade associations that represent our interests. We still are today and find the government affairs committees within the associations as a valuable resource for addressing regulatory issues that have the potential of positively or adversely affecting our business. These are the same issues that have the potential to make a difference for all of us. Some of these associations such as The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the Idaho Building Contractors Association (IBCA), the North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA), the Panhandle Building Contractors Association (PBCA) and the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors (CAR) are the perfect vehicle for gaining access and influence into important regulatory issues.
Recently, RCW led the way in creating and moving forward a new association in the state of Idaho. The Onsite Wastewater Association of Idaho (OWAI) recently celebrated their first anniversary and the association continues to grow in numbers and strength.
Are you working within the onsite wastewater industry in Idaho? If so, let your voice be heard on important regulatory issues within our state by becoming a member. Additionally, you will also gain access to valuable educational opportunities through information sharing amongst our members. It may be your experience and knowledge that brings other members up to speed on issues that are important to all of us. In essence, it is all about Participating in the Process.
Visit the Onsite Wastewater Association of Idaho by going to the website atowaidaho.org