|Affordable Wastewater Solutions for Municipal, Community, Commercial, and Residential 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 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.
Orenco Celebrates 40th Anniversary, Makes Organizational Changes
Orenco Systems, Inc., is celebrating four decades of protecting the world’s water. As part of reaching this milestone, the company is making some significant changes that better reflect its plans for the future.
Opportunities And Challenges In Decentralized Wastewater Reuse Applications
The level of acceptance and implementation of wastewater reuse and recycling strategies varies dramatically across geographic regions. Several drivers impact the perceived necessity for regulatory structures that allow – or sometimes encourage – the treatment of sewage to levels for reuse.
Nitrogen-Reduction Treatment Systems For Long-Term Operations
The need for of nitrogen-reducing wastewater treatment systems has become more common in the past few decades due to various environmental concerns, including eutrophication, oxygen depletion, and toxicity to aquatic organisms in lakes and streams. The addition of nitrogen removal to any wastewater treatment plant, new or existing, typically increases the costs of the project significantly. When evaluating suitable technologies, it becomes critical to properly identify processes that can not only proved the best upfront capital value but also provide the most sustainable long-term functionality.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Custom Solutions For Reuse Applications
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 filter is a proven technology that not only treats greywater to reuse levels, but is also ideal for treating residential or commercial wastewater.
An Affordable Greywater Treatment And Reuse Solution For Commercial Properties
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. The chosen technology would need to be energy-effi cient and take up as little space as possible.
Liquid-Only Sewers Offer A Cost-Effective Solution
Liquid-only sewers (also known as “effluent sewers”) have proven to be a cost-effective solution for municipalities, new subdivisions, and a variety of other areas in need of sewer. As opposed to the big pipes and deep excavations typically required by gravity sewers, liquid-only sewers use small-diameter, shallowly buried mainlines that follow the contour of the land and are easily installed with light-duty equipment, minimizing disturbance to the surrounding area.
Onsite STEP System Handles Seasonal Peaks At U.S. National Park
In 2017, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California was the second most visited place in the entire U.S. national park system, with almost fifteen million visitors. Established in 1972, it’s also one of the largest national parks located in an urban area, offering a wide variety of activities – from touring Alcatraz Island to hiking Montara Mountain to swimming at Stinson Beach.
Devastated Community Finds Innovative Wastewater Solution
The community of Kinglake West was on a waiting list to receive government financing for a new sewer system when, in 2009, a disastrous fire swept through the area. The damage was so extensive that funding for a wastewater collection system was expedited. The new system needed to be up and running as soon as possible, without being an undue financial burden to homeowners.
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.
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 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
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
This video highlights awards and recognitions for system installations by Orenco Systems.
WEBINARS ON DEMAND
Innovative Fiberglass Products for Industrial Applications
Fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) is a superior material for many industrial products. Orenco Composites™ manufactures customizable fiberglass products that are lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant with a high strength-to-weight ratio. These products don’t rot, rust, dent, or conduct electricity, making them ideal for a wide range of environmental conditions.
Controls and Monitoring
Control panels are useful for a wide range of water and wastewater applications. This one-hour webinar will cover the various control panels options available, their features, and suggested applications.
This two-hour webinar presents long-term data that shows how Orenco Sewer™ collection systems can effectively and affordably serve municipalities of all sizes. We'll compare capital cost information compiled from over 50 publicly funded bids for Orenco Sewer, grinder sewer, and gravity sewer, as well as look at operational costs for these technologies. We'll also provide a demonstration of the WERF (Water Environment & Reuse Foundation) wastewater-planning tool.
Residential AdvanTex® Design
AdvanTex® Treatment Systems are the ideal onsite solution for residential wastewater treatment needs because they work well in a variety of locations and situations. In this webinar, we'll review the application, design, and benefits of AdvanTex for residential properties.
Across the United States, nutrient discharges from wastewater systems are being restricted at an increasing rate. Decentralized wastewater treatment systems can provide better, more reliable solutions for reducing nutrients through biological processes. In this one-hour webinar, we'll discuss the use of Orenco treatment technologies for reducing nitrogen and other nutrients of concern.
Commercial AdvanTex® Design Criteria
This two-hour webinar takes you through our Commercial AdvanTex® Design Criteria, an expansive document that provides detailed information on a wide range of commercial, industrial, and municipal wastewater applications for the entire AdvanTex product line.
AX-Max™ and AX-Mobile™ Design and Installation
Conventional treatment systems are less of an option these days as more and more small communities need cost-effective, compact wastewater treatment solutions. This one-hour presentation begins with a brief history of packed-bed filters for commercial and community applications. It then focuses on the design and specification of AX-Max and AX-Mobile systems, followed by an overview of their installation and maintenance procedures.
Effluent Sewer Design
This two-hour webinar explains the ins and outs of designing an effluent sewer system. Topics include how to design hydraulic grade lines, designing and selecting pump systems, transport-line sizing, and other key details for successful effluent sewer design.
Greywater Treatment Systems
Greywater represents a large percentage of combined wastewater flows. As the demands on our supply of freshwater increase, greywater reuse becomes an attractive option for conserving potable water, especially in areas like California that are prone to drought. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll explain how greywater can be treated to levels that allow it to be used for toilet flushing, cooling towers, water features, and landscape irrigation (subject to local restrictions).