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AQWA combines top-quality products, extensive knowledge, and industry experience to provide superior wastewater management solutions to clients big and small. From large multi-system commercial projects to single family homes and even public works, we can make it happen, and we've got the track record to prove it.

Direct Discharge

Do you have a failing septic system in North Carolina with no options for repair? A direct discharge permit may be the solution you need.

AX20RT with UV being installed at a home with a failing sand filter system in Durham. This unit discharged into a small stream behind the property. Easy to install, design, and maintain.

AX20RT with UV being installed at a home with a failing sand filter system in Durham. This unit discharged into a small stream behind the property. Easy to install, design, and maintain.

Discharge point at a home in the Piedmont of NC. Photo courtesy of Agri-Waste Technology of Apex, NC

Discharge point at a home in the Piedmont of NC. Photo courtesy of Agri-Waste Technology of Apex, NC

General Discharge Permits are available

Did you know that homeowners with failing septic systems can apply for a general discharge (point discharge) permit from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ)?

In the photo to the left, an AX20RTUV is ready to be installed on a 1960's era home in Durham County with a failing sand filter septic system. 

This failed system was holding up the sale of the home and costing the sellers money. Without the discharge permit and the AX20RTUV, they would not have had any options.

This point discharge permit allows a homeowner to discharge directly to a nearby ditch or other body of water assuming all conditions and restrictions of the permitting process are met.

Orenco's AX20RT with UV is the perfect solution for most direct discharge situations less than 480 gpd (4 bedroom). The AX20RT has all the components necessary for treatment, UV disinfection, and disposal built into a single fiberglass tank. It's easy for an engineer to design the layout, easy to install, easy to fit into tight lots, and easy to operate and maintain.

The AX20RT with UV can be installed in a day and can either gravity or pump to a discharge point.

Orenco produced a case study about the AX20RT with UV being used in Chapel Hill, NC in a surface discharge situation in order to meet local National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements.

Check the case study out here hosted at the website of Agri-Waste Technology  (AWT) of Apex, NC. AWT was the design engineer on the featured project along with about 40 other similar discharging projects.

You can find our systems discharing clear, clean, odorless effluent in Durham, Wake, Orange, Chatham, Buncombe Counties and more.

Reach out to Michael at mclayton@aqwa.net for recommendations for consultants in your area. Fill out the form below to request a free consultation.

I think the AX-RT is the best unit, when you look at aesthetics, installation cost, ability to treat waste, and support from AQWA and Orenco.
— Kevin Davidson, P.E. Agri-Waste Technology