Outstanding Wastewater Treatment
Unlike other on-site wastewater treatment technologies, AdvanTex provides consistent, reliable advanced treatment under real-world conditions. Other systems work OK in a controlled testing environment, but don't hold up to normal household use. AdvanTex does. One reason is that AdvanTex Treatment Systems process and discharge small amounts of treated wastewater throughout the day, so surges don't overwhelm your system. The treated effluent is so clean it can be reused for subsurface irrigation where regulations allow, or discharged to shallow, inconspicuous trenches.
Fits Small Yards
AdvanTex AX20 Treatment Systems require very little space. The AX20 filter unit is 2286 mm x 914 mm x 762 mm, small enough to fit under a deck or on top of the processing tank. And some jurisdictions allow a reduction in land application area with AdvanTex. So AdvanTex is ideal for small sites or for homeowners who simply want more use of their yard.
Low Energy Cost / Low Lifetime Cost
AdvanTex Treatment Systems may cost a little more up front than other advanced treatment systems, but, thanks to low maintenance requirements, they cost much, much less over time. Power for an AX20 costs about $2/month, while other systems cost 20 times more. In addition, pumping costs and equipment replacement costs are a fraction of those for other technologies. Plus, the AdvanTex system protects your land application area, not to mention public health and the environment.
A Sustainable Technology
In the system, household sewage flows into the processing tank, where it separates into scum, sludge, and liquid effluent. Filtered effluent is dosed to the AdvanTex filter pod, where it trickles through sheets of a synthetic textile. There, naturally occurring microorganisms remove impurities from the effluent. After recirculating between the tank and the AdvanTex filter, the effluent is discharged to the soil via your land application area.
The system's pump runs only a few minutes an hour, using just a few cents worth of electricity a day. Because solids decompose in the tank, the tank requires pumping only every 8 - 12 years, under normal use. Using little energy, generating a minimum of sludge, and purifying wastewater for beneficial reuse, AdvanTex Systems are one of the most environmentally sustainable technologies for home wastewater treatment.
About 20,000 of Orenco's textile filters have been installed at homes, businesses and community treatment systems throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australasia. Third-party testing shows that AdvanTex Treatment Systems do a better job of treating wastewater than most municipal sewers. And field testing shows that AdvanTex Treatment Systems work under real-world conditions.
AdvanTex Gives You Peace of Mind
Orenco’s AdvanTex Treatment Systems are not just a product. They are part of a comprehensive program, for homeowners’ peace of mind.
Authorized Dealers and Trained Installers
AdvanTex Treatment Systems are sold by authorised Dealers, who provide ongoing support and warranty service. Dealers ensure that AdvanTex Treatment Systems are set in place by trained installers, following Orenco’s instructions.
Trained Service Providers
Like any on-site technology, your AdvanTex Treatment System benefits from regular maintenance by a trained service provider, following Orenco’s instructions. Field maintenance report forms are digitally archived for future reference.
Complete, Carefully Engineered Package
Your AdvanTex Treatment System comes as a totally pre-manufactured package, including AdvanTex textile filter, Biotube® pumping package and “smart” control panel. AdvanTex can be installed on most lots in less than a day.
Low Routine Maintenance Costs
AdvanTex Treatment Systems are easy to service, easy to clean, and generate no troublesome activated sludge. Since maintenance is minimal, so are the long-term costs. Each system comes with a Homeowner’s Manual, with tips for preventive maintenance.
Low Power Costs
AdvanTex uses very little power… an average of $1.75–$2.00 per month (based on the national average of ten cents per kilowatt-hour). Compare that to the average power cost of $30.00–$60.00 per month (depending on your area) for many “activated sludge” aerobic treatment units!
Safe in Emergencies
AdvanTex Treatment Systems that are equipped with VeriComm® Control Panels automatically notify service providers of irregular conditions. And all systems are sized to allow for a minimum of 24 hours of wastewater storage, at average daily flows. So operators can provide “emergency” service during normal working hours, keeping service costs down.
The lid of the AdvanTex filter is affixed with recessed bolts, making it very tamper-resistant.
Orenco Systems®, Inc. provides a limited, multi-year warranty on all materials and workmanship. Length of warranty varies by region but is at least three years.
“ We’ve installed about 500 AdvanTex Treatment Systems for all sizes of homes, and, typically, the treated wastewater looks just like water.
Our winter temperatures can be as low as –39˚ C. In the middle of December, we started
up an AdvanTex Treatment System on a 1200 m2 home that averages 4500 L/d.
Two weeks after start-up, the owners entertained
30 family members and guests for a full week.
It worked great! ”
Bruce Silvester, Onsite Specialties, Inc.
For Every Residential Site
There’s a standard AdvanTex Treatment System model for every site condition, design flow, and regulatory requirement.
AdvanTex Treatment Systems are particularly well suited for . . .
Deschutes County, Oregon
“ I specified an AdvanTex Treatment System for a cluster of 12 luxury homes in the Metolius River Resort, along a premier trout stream in eastern Oregon. AdvanTex worked well because the site has an extremely small footprint and the system was easy to install. Also, the treatment unit is right in front of the Resort’s office, so it was super important that there be absolutely no smell, and there isn’t. Plus, we didn’t have to search for the right treatment
media, since it’s all included.
I would use AdvanTex any place you’d use a conventional recirculating filter. ”
Steve Wert, CPSS, WWS
Wert & Associates, Bend, Oregon
“ Nearly 1,000 AdvanTex Treatment Systems have been installed in Arizona, primarily due to poor soils, seasonal high water tables and/or nitrogen in the groundwater.
In Tucson, homeowners and their treatment system designers
have also had to deal with limiting site constraints, shallow rock shelves, and small building envelopes. The AdvanTex system, followed by a subsurface drip system, was the answer. Plus, the installed systems go almost unnoticed
in yards and landscaping. ”
Premier Environmental Products, LLC
Newport, Rhode Island
“ I spent six years looking for the right wastewater system for my second home, which is on a small island. Even with seasonal flows, our AdvanTex Treatment System is working great . . . so great, I decided to become a dealer! We entertain often, so we use a lot of water, but we’ve never had a problem. And the system was easy to transport and install. ”
Peter Kent, Atlantic Solutions, Ltd.
The Orenco® UV and AXUV Disinfection Units provide UV disinfection in residential applications after advanced secondary treatment
(10 mg/L cBOD5/TSS), when disinfection is required before dispersal.
Treated effluent flows by gravity through the contact chamber and around the UV lamp where it is disinfected in a 360-degree contact zone.
“Darn near kills ‘em all!”
Dependable, Affordable Treatment For Residential & Small Commercial Wastewater
Orenco UV (Ultraviolet) Disinfection Unit
Gravity and Pumping Systems
In a gravity system, as wastewater enters the septic tank, it pushes effluent out the other end, through a network of pipes, usually to trenches. This is gravity flow to the LAA ( land application area ), and no pump is needed.
The heart of a gravity septic system is the septic tank, because a good-quality tank can remove two-thirds or more of the wastewater contaminants. A good-quality tank is properly sized, watertight, and structurally sound. Leaking tanks pollute your yard and the groundwater. They also allow groundwater to flow into your tank, overloading your LAA and shortening its life.
In addition, your septic tank needs to have manhole / lid access. These lids and inspection points give us ( service providers ) access to your tank (without having to dig it up), so we can check the sludge and scum levels inside it. Eventually a pumper truck will need access to lids to pump your tank, when the levels get too high.
Your tank also needs to be equipped with an effluent filter so that large particles are removed from the wastewater, before it flows to your LAA. This will also protect your investment in your LAA and extend its life.
In a pumping system, effluent is pumped from the septic tank to the LAA or to an additional treatment unit. This allows the LAA or additional units to be uphill from the tank.
The heart of the system is the filtering pump vault. Thirty years ago, Orenco pioneered and packaged the modern filtering pump vault for on-site wastewater collection and treatment. Today, more than 175,000 of Orenco's filtering pump vaults are in service all over the world.
Orenco's pump vaults include a patented Biotube filter that filters out solids so that only liquid from the tank's "clear zone" (between the tank's scum and sludge layers) is pumped. Our filter has several times the capacity of other filters and removes about two-thirds of suspended solids. This reduces clogging of LAA's or other downstream components — and extends their life.
ProPak® and EasyPak™ pump packages work for most residential onsite applications. All components are designed to work together, simplifying installation and long-term maintenance. Constructed of stainless steel, thermoplastics, and fiberglass, they’re corrosion-resistant and durable, reducing lifetime system costs. They also include a control panel that delivers effluent to the LAA or additional treatment unit in small, even doses all day, improving system performance.
ProPak Pump Package
The ProPak Pump Package is designed for use in a single-tank system with either one or two compartments. Eliminating the second tank makes treatment systems more compact and more economical. Each pump vault houses either one (simplex) or two (duplex) turbine effluent pumps, discharge assemblies, a Biotube filter cartridge, a float switch assembly, and a float stem bracket. Float switches or programmable timers control the pump as it doses incremental volumes of effluent from the tank.
EasyPak Pump Package
Orenco's EasyPak Pump Package is the on-site industry's first low-profile pump package specifically designed for use in a pump tank that follows a septic tank. EasyPak was developed to replace makeshift "pump on a block" set-ups with a complete, ready-to-install and easy-to-maintain package.
In other systems, heavy low-head pumps are set precariously on an unscreened concrete block. This makes servicing almost impossible. And because the effluent is not filtered, particles can pass through the pump to the LAA, placing it at significant risk of premature failure. With EasyPak, a lightweight, high-performing turbine pump is surrounded by Biotube filter cartridges. This set-up is easy to service and eliminates the risk of solids being pumped to the LAA. It also allows pumping to nearly the bottom of the tank.
Australia: The AdvanTex Treatment System has been certified by SAI Global to the Australian National Standard: AS/NZS 1546.3:2001.
Orenco Fiberglass Tanks have also successfully passed third-party evaluation and testing by SAI Global.
The 1000 and 1500 gallon tanks are listed as Septic Tanks under AS/NZS 1546.1:2008.
New South Wales: Statewide approval was given to the AdvanTex Treatment System in 2009.
AdvanTex is also recognized as a nitrogen-reducing system.
Orenco Fiberglass Tanks were granted statewide approval in 2009.
Carefully Engineered by Orenco
Orenco Systems has been researching, designing, manufacturing, and selling leading-edge products for small-scale wastewater treatment systems since 1981. The company has grown to become an industry leader, with about 250 employees and with more than 300 points of distribution in North America, Australasia, Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. Our products and technologies have been installed in more than 60 countries all over the world.
Orenco maintains an environmental lab and employs dozens of scientists and engineers. Orenco’s systems are based on sound scientific principles of chemistry, biology, mechanical structure and hydraulics. As a result, our research appears in numerous publications and our engineers are regularly asked to give workshops and offer training.