Solutions for Institutions and Non-Profits

Orenco's technologies are well suited for the highly variable flows that are commonplace at facilities such as schools, churches, and rest areas.

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Institutions and Non-Profits

Institutions and non-profit organizations often have unique wastewater considerations. Whether those issues include a remote location, varying waste strength, or seasonal flows, Orenco’s AdvanTex Treatment Systems can be configured to address these needs and provide efficient, cost-effective treatment.


Schools and Churches

Schools and churches pose unique challenges for engineers of decentralized wastewater systems. These facilities generally have wide variations in flow and intermittent usage. AdvanTex provides reliable performance even under these less-than-ideal conditions.

The Meridian School District in Bellingham, Washington, built a new elementary school for 600 students. The district installed four AdvanTex AX-Max textile filter units to provide 2-stage secondary treatment, as well as tertiary treatment (BOD polishing) behind an upflow filter. For more examples, see our Schools and Churches roundup.


Military and Government Facilities

The remote location of many military sites means that a stand-alone wastewater system must be constructed. Reliable, decentralized treatment technology, such as AdvanTex, can be quickly installed and operated with minimal maintenance. Our AdvanTex AX-Mobile unit is particularly well-suited for remote, temporary, or mobile situations, as featured in our Temporary Camps case study roundup.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose AdvanTex to replace a failing treatment system for the Fort Gordon Recreation Area and the surrounding commercial facilities.


Rest Areas

In the summer months, the rest areas in Glenwood Canyon along Interstate 70 in Colorado handle hundreds of visitors daily. Existing composting toilets had exceeded their design capacity and were causing unacceptable odors. Furthermore, the rest areas' high profile locations and effluent discharge into the Colorado River made achievement of treatment levels paramount. An energy-efficient AdvanTex system met the challenge.











Our Technologies

Primary Treatment

Orenco fiberglass tanks provide primary treatment, reducing wastewater contaminants by 65-70%. In sizes ranging from a 500-gallon (1.9-m3) tank to a 40,000-gallon (151-m3) T-Max™ tank, we have what you need. 


Secondary Treatment

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



Orenco control panels are used in water, wastewater, and industrial process applications. We design and manufacture control and monitoring panels for customers all over the world.


“It is the first application of its kind in West Virginia, and could be the harbinger of sanitation solutions for rural areas of the state.”

— Stephanie Timmermeyer, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, describing the Class VI Mountain River Resort.