Solutions for Master Planned Communities

Contact Orenco next time you are considering a property or starting your planning process.  Our experience working with planners and developers can save you time and money.

Habitat Acres, Alberta, Canada

Land Planning

Today's advanced treatment solutions and decentralized effluent sewer systems enhance land use planning and build community value, while overcoming the limitations of central sewer and onsite septic systems.  Small community systems give developers and community planners greater flexibility in meeting a community's needs by allowing the development of a variety of lot sizes, from 1/4 acres up to 2 acres, and providing more affordable duplex or multi-family housing in suburban areas.

Decentralized community sewers offer an important alternative to septic systems or central sewer.  Land development with community sewer can achieve density goals, protect and enhance the environment, and achieve affordable economics for planners, developers, and communities.

An Orenco solution allows you to utilize your property to its fullest potential.  Our effluent sewer technology allows you to build where you want.  We can efficiently move the water to areas where it can provide beneficial reuse, independent of whether that destination is higher or lower than the point of generation.  And if you have multiple areas throughout the development that would benefit from reuse water, we can help you create a solution that does just that — without the significant cost of laying "purple pipe" from a single treatment site back to multiple reuse sites.  

We frequently work with developers at the initial point when they are considering purchase of a property.  We can help you evaluate the options and put together your pro forma for the wastewater infrastructure.

Our Technologies

Effluent Sewer

From on-lot interceptor tanks, only filtered liquid is discharged through small-diameter, shallow collection lines to common downstream treatment, whether that is a neighborhood system or a municipal plant miles away. 

AdvanTex® Treatment

Textile sheets in AdvanTex filter pods produce clear, high quality effluent.  Modular construction allows for phased installation of total treatment capacity.


Orenco designs and manufactures control and monitoring panels for customers all over the world.  Our panels are used in water, wastewater, and industrial process applications.