A Low-Maintenance Advanced Treatment Option for At-Grade Systems

When site conditions call for an aerobic treatment unit, RT Septic relies on AdvanTex systems from Orenco Systems

A Low-Maintenance Advanced Treatment Option for At-Grade Systems

Rick Tipple and Tammy Bovay, owners of RT Septic & Water Systems

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Rick Tipple and Tammy Bovay, owners of RT Septic & Water Systems near Edmonton, Alberta, prefer to install at-grade systems and mounds in their service area in Sturgeon County. But when soil or site conditions dictate advanced treatment of septic tank effluent, they install AdvanTex wastewater treatment units from Orenco Systems. They settle on the Orenco units largely for their low cost of operation. 

“They’re inexpensive to run because there are no aerator pumps or other large consumers of electricity,” Tipple says. Orenco systems produce clean effluent, he adds, “and the cleaner the water coming out the back of the unit, the longer your at-grade system will last.”

AdvanTex systems are designed and manufactured for applications from single homes to entire communities, treating residential, commercial and municipal wastewater.

The basic system is a compact and efficient recirculating packed-bed filter, designed to be reliable and energy-efficient while requiring low maintenance. The units use a lightweight, compact and easy-to-maintain textile fabric treatment media. They are quiet and produce minimal odors, according to the maker. Residential- and commercial-sized units have low profiles to help them blend in with landscaping. Capacities range from 500 to 15,000 gpd.

AdvanTex systems received a 2011 Innovative Technology Award from the Water Environment Federation and a 2011 Sustainable Community Award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. They have helped developers earn LEED green building credits. 

To learn more about RT Septic & Water Systems, check out the contractor profile feature in the July issue of Onsite Installer.


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