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Problem

In the late 1990’s, the managers of a traditional water and gas utility realized they needed to start providing wastewater services to new subdivisions or risk losing customer share to other utilities.

Solution

South Alabama Utilities (SAU) worked with developers to install more than 60 miles of Orenco® Effluent Sewer lines. These lines serve 47 subdivisions and commercial properties, sending filtered wastewater to about 150 AdvanTex textile treatment units at 14 different treatment facilities. When the developments are fully built out, SAU’s facilities will have the capacity to handle nearly 4,000 new homes — as well as schools, apartments, and business parks.