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Problem

When the drainfield failed on a residential home in North Carolina, there was no additional land for a new one. Sewer service was not available, and the owners were faced with the very real possibility of losing the use of their home.

Solution

Engineer Kevin Davidson suggested the installation of an advanced treatment system (an AX20-RTUV) with the ability to produce effluent that could meet surface discharge standards, eliminating the need for a drainfield. The North Carolina Department of Water Quality (DWQ) approved the repair, the homeowners got to stay in their home, and the system is operating well within permit limits. This was the first North Carolina installation of Orenco’s AdvanTex® AX20-RTUV for surface discharge.