The Passing of Alf Durnie

It is with deep sadness that the AOWMA reports the passing of Alf Durnie, Technical Administrator Private Sewage (Chief Inspector), Alberta Municipal Affairs on September 16, 2016.

Alf was a strong advocate of both the onsite wastewater industry and the AOWMA.  On a professional level, Alf’s knowledge and understanding of onsite wastewater treatment and technologies was recognized provincially, nationally and internationally.  On a personal level, Alf’s mentorship and friendship was valued by many in the onsite wastewater community.

A scholarship recognizing Alf’s contribution to the onsite wastewater industry is being organized.  The Alf Durnie Education and Research Scholarship will be administered by the AOWMA.  For information on this scholarship and how to contribute, please contact the AOWMA office at 1.877.489.7471 or at

For more information, Alf’s obituary is available here: