Affordable Wastewater Solutions for Municipal, Commercial, Community, Residential, and Commercial Applications
 

Whether you need decentralized wastewater collection, treatment systems, or both, Orenco has your answer.

Care about clean water? So do we. That’s why in 1981, our founders designed great solutions for onsite wastewater systems and drove around the Pacific Northwest, showing system designers and engineers a better way to do things. And our innovative products and technologies have led the industry ever since.

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Orenco Awards And Recognitions   How The AdvanTex Treatment System Works   Orenco Effluent Sewers
Orenco Awards And Recognitions   How The AdvanTex Treatment System Works   Orenco Effluent Sewers

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Orenco Sewer Orenco Sewer

Wastewater Collection System

Orenco Sewer™ (effluent-only sewer) is a cost-effective, environmentally sound wastewater collection system. With an Orenco Sewer, raw sewage flows from a house or business to a watertight underground tank. Only the filtered liquid portion is discharged (by either pump or gravity) to shallow, small-diameter collection lines that follow the contour of the land. Solids remain in the underground tank for passive, natural treatment and only need to be pumped every 10 to 12 years (depending on the number of residents and the tank volume).

Orenco Sewers take significantly less time to install than conventional sewers. And in an Orenco Sewer, material and excavation costs are reduced because the inexpensive collection lines are shallowly buried just below the frost line. Because only liquid is being pumped, system designers don’t need to worry about minimum velocities and associated grades. This simpler installation process causes less disruption to communities and allows businesses to operate normally during construction.

AdvanTex<sup>®</sup> AX-Max™ Treatment Systems AdvanTex® AX-Max™ Treatment Systems

Proven, Dependable, Scalable

Orenco’s AdvanTex® AX-Max™ Treatment Systems are a dependable, proven technology for treating domestic-strength, primary-treated effluent to better-than-secondary standards, including nitrogen-reduction. They consist of sturdy, watertight fiberglass tanks that incorporate recirculation-blend and discharge tankage in a single module. Each unit also includes pumping systems, ventilation, and a lightweight, highly absorbent, engineered textile media that treats a tremendous amount of wastewater in a small space.

Applications

AX-Max Treatment Systems are intended for large residential applications or for commercial and municipal applications that require advanced secondary treatment. They eliminate the need for separate recirculation and discharge tanks by performing both functions within a single module. AX-Max units are ideal for subdivisions, “fringe” development, hotels, resorts, schools, churches, businesses, manufactured home parks, RV parks, campgrounds, rest areas, and truck stops.

Flows

Depending on model, a single AdvanTex AX-Max unit can treat flows of 5000-15,000 gpd (18.9-56.8 m3/day). AdvanTex Treatment Systems are modular, however, and can be installed in multi-unit arrays to handle higher flows.

AdvanTex<sup>&reg;</sup> AX-Mobile&trade; AdvanTex® AX-Mobile™

Portable Wastewater Treatment

Orenco’s AdvanTex® AX-Mobile™ Treatment Systems are a portable, proven technology for treating domestic-strength, primary-treated effluent to better-than-secondary standards, including nitrogen-reduction. They consist of a sturdy, fully-plumbed watertight fiberglass tank incorporating recirculation-blend and discharge tankage into a single module. Units include pumping systems, ventilation, and a lightweight, highly absorbent, engineered textile media that treats a tremendous amount of wastewater in a small space.

Applications
AX-Mobile Treatment Systems are intended for remote or temporary wastewater treatment applications requiring advanced secondary treatment, including work camps, forward operating bases, disaster relief and temporary flow diversions. They eliminate the need for separate recirculation and discharge tanks by performing both functions within a single unit. Multiple units can be arranged to accommodate larger flows, and units incorporating primary treatment tankage are available.

Flows
Depending on the model chosen, a single AdvanTex AX-Mobile unit can treat flows of 5000-15,000 gpd (18.9-56.8 m3/ day).

AdvanTex<sup>&reg;</sup> AX-100 AdvanTex® AX-100

Proven Technology, Robust Treatment

Orenco's AdvanTex® AX100 Treatment Systems are a dependable, proven technology for treatment of domestic-strength, primary-treated effluent to better-than-secondary standards, including nitrogen-reduction. AX100 treatment units consist of sturdy, watertight fiberglass basins filled with a lightweight, highly absorbent, engineered textile media that treats a tremendous amount of wastewater in a small space.

Applications
AX100 Treatment Systems are intended for large residential applications or commercial and municipal applications that require advanced secondary treatment. They’re also an excellent choice for decentralized settings, including new installations, retrofits, or repairs. AX100s are ideal for subdivisions, “fringe” development, hotels, resorts, schools, churches, businesses, manufactured home parks, RV parks, campgrounds, rest areas, and truck stops.

Flows
A single AdvanTex AX100 pod can treat flows of up to 5000 gpd (18,927 L/day). AdvanTex Treatment Systems are modular, however, and can be installed in multi-pod arrays to handle higher flows.

AdvanTex<sup>&reg;</sup> AX-RTUV AdvanTex® AX-RTUV

Wastewater Treatment & Reuse

Water reuse is no longer a choice. It’s a necessity. As supplies of fresh water become increasingly scarce, methods of recycling and reusing this vital resource are getting more attention than ever before. Orenco’s AdvanTex® Treatment Systems consistently produce clear effluent that meets the most stringent permit limits. This effluent is suitable for a variety of reuse applications (governed by local regulations) including irrigation, toilet flushing, industrial cooling, and car washing. With a 15-year track record, the AdvanTex textile filters are a proven technology that not only treats greywater to reuse levels, but is also ideal for treating residential or commercial wastewater.

Wastewater treatment systems designed for reuse applications need to meet permit limits specific to their particular city, county, or state. Orenco’s AdvanTex® Treatment Systems use a multi-pass, packed-bed filter technology that’s ideal for handling highly variable flows and is also inherently more stable than suspended-growth, activated-sludge systems. A more stable process means greater reliability, lower operation and maintenance requirements, and greater confidence in meeting permit limits.

AdvanTex<sup>&reg;</sup> AX20 AdvanTex® AX20

Ideal for Residential Treatment

Orenco’s AdvanTex® Treatment Systems are the ideal solution for environmentally sustainable treatment of residential wastewater flows. Orenco’s AdvanTex® AX20 units are a dependable, proven technology for treating residential septic tank effluent to better-than-secondary standards, including nitrogen-reduction. AX20 treatment pods are sturdy, watertight fiberglass basins filled with lightweight, highly absorbent, engineered textile media that treats a tremendous amount of wastewater in a small space.

Applications
AX20 Treatment Systems are primarily intended for residential applications that require advanced secondary treatment, including new installations, retrofits, or repairs. They’re also used in small commercial applications. AX20 units are ideal for sites that require deep installations, sites with poor soils, and small sites, especially those that require a compact “filter on top of tank” configuration.

Flows
A single AdvanTex AX20 pod treats residential wastewater flows of up to 500 gpd (1890 L/day). AdvanTex Treatment Systems are modular, however, and can be installed in multi-pod arrays to handle higher flows.

Gravity & Pump System Products Gravity & Pump System Products

Pump Vault & Filter Packages

Orenco® Biotube® ProPak™ Pump Packages are complete, integrated pump packages for filtering and pumping effluent from septic tanks or pump tanks. They are designed to filter and pump effluent to either gravity or pressurized discharge points. And their patented pump vault technology eliminates the need for separate dosing tanks.

Control Panels Control Panels

Standard, Custom, & OEM

Orenco Controls engineers control panels with extremely high standards of quality and reliability, designed specifically to minimize production costs and time. Here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • Standard, custom, and OEM panel designs
  • Quality components from names you trust. We can also integrate your preferred components or proprietary controllers into the panels we produce for you.
  • A fully equipped UL508A/ UL698A shop
Composite Buildings Composite Buildings

Customizable, Turn-Key Solutions

Orenco Composites™ manufactures buildings and shelters for many different industries, including water and wastewater, telecommunications, power utilities, and transportation. Our prefabricated buildings and shelters can be manufactured and delivered quickly as a complete, turn-key solution for your job site. That means your project can be operational in just hours after setting the prefab building in place — hours, not weeks!

DuraFiber™  FRP buildings are corrosion-resistant, UV-resistant, and impact-resistant. Orenco Composites buildings and shelters will never rot because no wood is used in the construction of our buildings or doors. All of our buildings are closed-molded with high-strength fiberglass fabrics, not the manually chopped glass that most fiberglass building manufacturers use. In addition, DuraFiber buildings and shelters are molded as a single-piece, resulting in a seamless, leak-proof structure. Our standard, 3-inch (76 mm) foam-core fiberglass walls and roof provide unsurpassed structural integrity, while keeping the interior warm with R-18 insulation. The exterior surface is protected with a high-performance polyaspartic urethane paint, far superior to standard gelcoats. DuraFiber buildings and shelters are also extremely rugged — they can withstand 160+ mph winds and support a 100-lb/ft2 live load. If you want a building built to last — and one that will stand up to extreme weather conditions — choose a high-quality DuraFiber building or shelter.

Composite Basins Composite Basins

FRP Basins & Wet Wells

Orenco Composites™ takes pride in producing high-quality, helically wound fiberglass basins. The helical winding process produces an extremely strong and uniform wall. Resin-saturated fiberglass strands are wound onto a rotating steel mandrel’s surface in a precise helical pattern. The interior surface is a resin-rich layer (with optional gelcoat) that provides excellent corrosion resistance. After the fiberglass filament-winding process, gelcoat is typically applied to the exterior surface. Fiberglass reinforcement ribs, when required, are wound onto the basin exterior. Basins are designed to be buried to grade in completely saturated conditions without deformation.

An array of options is available to outfit the basin to your specific needs. We can supply a turn-key lift station, a simple basin with penetrations, or anything in-between.

Composite Tanks Composite Tanks

T-Max Rectangular Tanks

Orenco Composites’ rectangular fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) T-Max™ tanks are versatile storage vessels, useful for a variety of industries and applications. T-Max tanks are molded as a single piece using vacuum infusion, providing a high-strength, seamless vessel. The unique foam-core structural wall design provides integral insulation (R24 or more) and strong, stiff walls — strong enough that T-Max tanks can be buried or sit above ground.

T-Max tanks can be configured with multiple baffles, access covers and hatches, safety railings, and ladders. In addition, tanks can be fully outfitted with slide rail systems, pumping systems, filters, and many other custom internal components. T-Max tanks come fitted with four steel lifting lugs for ease in moving and placing tanks.

T-Max tanks are often the most cost-effective, long-term solution for many storage requirements, outperforming other materials such as steel and concrete. Orenco Composites manufactures FRP tanks of varying sizes to meet your project needs, with capacities from 300 gallons to 40,000 gallons. We can also produce rectangular tanks that can be built in place using panel construction. These are typically used on difficult sites — indoor or outdoor — where access and space are limited.

T-Max rectangular fiberglass tanks can be used in a variety of applications, including water and wastewater treatment processes, potable and non-potable water storage, sewage storage, sludge storage, chemical storage, and much more.

ORENCO SYSTEMS, INC.

Since 1981, Orenco Systems, Inc. has researched, designed, and manufactured innovative onsite and decentralized wastewater collection and treatment technologies. Our solutions include community collection systems, advanced secondary treatment systems, watertight fiberglass tanks, and in-tank pumping and filtration systems. We also manufacture high-quality standard, custom, and OEM controls, along with state-of-the-art fiberglass buildings, tanks, and enclosures. Learn more at www.orenco.com or call +1 (541) 459-4449.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Orenco Systems, Inc.

814 Airway Avenue

Sutherlin, OR 97479

UNITED STATES

Phone: 800-348-9843

Contact: Tammy Talton

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Sewer Systems: Construction Considerations
    Sewer Systems: Construction Considerations

    Pressure sewers (effluent or grinder) and gravity sewers require different methods of construction, different installation techniques, and different degrees of accessibility to install the various products and system components. The construction impact of installing any sewer system technology falls under two main categories: on-lot and right-of-way (ROW). 

  • Protecting Water Resources: A Multifaceted Approach
    Protecting Water Resources: A Multifaceted Approach

    As the cost of and demand for potable water increases, engineers, planners, and utilities need reliable, innovative methods for protecting this valuable resource. Cost-effective and environmentally sustainable wastewater collection and treatment systems are vital components in the water cycle and therefore require careful analysis. While there is no single solution for every site or community, traditional ‘big-pipe’ systems are rarely appropriate in sensitive environments; fortunately, today there are more options than ever to consider.

  • Orenco Showcases Three Innovative Product Lines At WEFTEC
    Orenco Showcases Three Innovative Product Lines At WEFTEC

    Orenco Systems® will have a strong presence again this year at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), held September 30th through October 4th at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company’s booth (#2812) will display all three of its interconnected, leading-edge product lines: Wastewater Collection & Treatment, Composites, and Controls.

  • Protecting A Sensitive Waterway with Effluent Sewer Collection
    Protecting A Sensitive Waterway with Effluent Sewer Collection

    Vero Beach (population 15,220 in 2010) is a small but densely populated city adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast. Many of the city’s approximately 1,500 on-site septic tanks and drainfields were failing, and the excess nitrogen, phosphorus, and bacteria were considered primary contributors of pollution to the watershed.

  • Pressure Sewers Can Save Millions
    Pressure Sewers Can Save Millions

    Alternative wastewater collection systems, such as pressure sewers, provide affordable service to municipalities, new subdivisions, and areas where gravity sewers are difficult and expensive to install.

  • Protecting Pressure Sewer Investments With Longer Pump Warranties
    Protecting Pressure Sewer Investments With Longer Pump Warranties

    More long-term data is available than ever before to help wastewater designers and engineers make accurate estimates of up-front costs and life-cycle costs associated with pressure sewer systems. In addition, incorporating extended equipment warranties into project evaluations, specifications, and contract documents is a pivotal tool to help decision makers reveal the true, long-term equipment costs of various sewer system technologies.

  • Custom Control Panel Handles Wastewater System At Silverhorn Development
    Custom Control Panel Handles Wastewater System At Silverhorn Development

    Just thirty minutes northwest of downtown Calgary, Silverhorn is an exclusive community that provides a country setting with a luxury lifestyle. It boasts large lots and offers clients a choice of five master homebuilders to design their custom home. Amenities include over four miles of walking trails and high-speed fiber optic internet availability.

  • Travel Stop’s New Fiberglass Utility Buildings Come Loaded With Features
    Travel Stop’s New Fiberglass Utility Buildings Come Loaded With Features

    In June, 2016, a new Love’s Travel Stop opened in Boardman, Oregon, offering professional truck drivers and other travelers 24-hour access to clean, safe places to buy gas, diesel fuel, travel items, meals, and snacks. An essential part of this particular Travel Stop is the private well that provides water for all of the 11,000-square-ft facility’s needs, including food preparation, showers, bathrooms, outside irrigation, and fire hydrants.

  • A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Can Prevent Financial Woes: Choosing Your Community Wastewater System
    A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Can Prevent Financial Woes: Choosing Your Community Wastewater System

    Straight pipes, failed drainfields, polluted lakes, out-of-compliance discharge permits, and several other indicators of wastewater management issues are widespread throughout Iowa’s rural communities. By Tyler Molatore, Orenco Systems®, Inc.

  • Low-Impact Wastewater Collection System Reduces Nutrient Loads In Vero Beach
    Low-Impact Wastewater Collection System Reduces Nutrient Loads In Vero Beach

    The city of Vero Beach is located adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon (or the “IRL”) along the Atlantic Coast of Florida. By Lindsay Tucker, P.E., Orenco Systems and Rob Bolton, P.E., City of Vero Beach

  • Operational Costs Of Two Pressure Sewer Technologies: Effluent (STEP) Sewers And Grinder Sewers
    Operational Costs Of Two Pressure Sewer Technologies: Effluent (STEP) Sewers And Grinder Sewers

    Alternative wastewater collection systems, such as pressure sewers, can save small communities millions of dollars in capital costs when compared with conventional gravity sewers. By Tyler J. Molatore, P.E., Orenco Systems®, Inc.

CASE STUDIES

  • Planning For Sustainability In West Virginia
    Planning For Sustainability In West Virginia

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) wanted an environmentally friendly method for disposing of the greywater generated by the 336 shower buildings at their showcase camping and training facility, the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (SBR) in West Virginia.

  • Evaluating Alternatives And Options
    Evaluating Alternatives And Options

    Residents of Christiansburg, Ohio, already knew they had a problem with their onsite wastewater systems. System failures and odors were common, particularly during or shortly after significant rainfall.

  • AdvanTex<sup>&reg;</sup> Treatment System Chosen For Overall Low Life-Cycle Costs
    AdvanTex® Treatment System Chosen For Overall Low Life-Cycle Costs

    On the island nation of Cyprus, the Water Development Department needed a wastewater treatment system for an immigration processing center that was in the planning stages. 

  • Scenic Community Threatened By Wastewater Crisis
    Scenic Community Threatened By Wastewater Crisis

    Located in rural New Zealand, the farming community of Piopio was in need of a wastewater treatment system.

  • Effective AdvanTex<sup>&reg;</sup> Treatment Offers Cost Savings
    Effective AdvanTex® Treatment Offers Cost Savings

    On the small island of St. Thomas, the Mountain Top condominium complex had a big problem: its sequencing batch reactor (SBR) was failing.

  • Small-Town Mayor Tackles A Big Problem
    Small-Town Mayor Tackles A Big Problem

    Public concern was mounting over the lack of adequate wastewater treatment for the vast majority of homes in Fulton, Alabama. High groundwater levels contributed to septic system failures at some residences, while many others had no septic system at all.

  • Affordable Wastewater Collection And Treatment
    Affordable Wastewater Collection And Treatment

    A modern, master-planned community in the Texas Hill Country needed an affordable wastewater collection and treatment system that could be installed in phases and would perform as reliably as a large municipal system but without the cost, odor, or need for a full-time operator.

  • A Wastewater Solution With Low Capital Costs
    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.

More Case Studies

VIDEOS

  • AdvanTex AX-Max: Interview with Nick Herrera, NH Construction
    AdvanTex AX-Max: Interview with Nick Herrera, NH Construction

    Nick Herrera installs Orenco's AdvanTex Wastewater Treatment Systems in Northern California. Watch Nick's interview to learn more.

  • Orenco Effluent Sewers
    Orenco Effluent Sewers

    Orenco Effluent Sewers are an affordable, environmentally sound, and easy-to-maintain alternative to conventional gravity sewers. Ideal for municipal sewer expansions, new development, septic tank abatement projects, and commercial or residential clusters. Watch the full video to learn more.

  • How The AdvanTex Treatment System Works
    How The AdvanTex Treatment System Works

    This video explains the differences between standard residential septic systems and advanced treatment systems. It describes how Orenco's AdvanTex textile treatment systems work and how well they treat household wastewater. It also recommends questions that property owners should ask when researching their wastewater treatment options, including performance, noise, smell, and maintenance costs.

  • Orenco Awards And Recognitions
    Orenco Awards And Recognitions

    This video highlights awards and recognitions for system installations by Orenco Systems.

More Videos