Case Study

A Wastewater Solution With Low Capital Costs

Source: Orenco Systems, Inc.

A Wastewater Solution With Low Capital Costs

Along the Indian River Lagoon adjacent to Vero Beach, Florida, both residents and government officials were becoming increasingly concerned about excessive nutrient loads and pollution. About 1,500 homes in Vero Beach had septic systems, many of which were antiquated and failing. Experts believed that the failing onsite systems were a major contributor to the environmental degradation of the lagoon, loss of sea grass habitat, and the unexplained deaths of manatees and dolphins.