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Wilson, NC, 27893
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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.


Live and recorded webinars are available from Orenco. These trainings may satisfy requirements for continuing education hours required by your relevant licensing board. Please check with board requirements and approvals to confirm. Orenco will provide a certificate of completion at the end of the webinar.

Go here to see a list of upcoming live webinars offered by Orenco.

*These webinars are not produced by AQWA and are not currently approved for PDH units satisfying the continuing professional competency requirements for the NC Board of Examiners.

Recorded Webinar topics include:

Packed-Bed vs. Activated-Sludge

In this one-hour webinar, you'll learn about packed-bed filter and activated-sludge technologies for treating wastewater. We'll cover the differences, similarities, and applications of both systems, along with information on why packed-bed treatment excels in so many wastewater treatment applications.

Tanks, Risers, Lids, and Accessories

Watertight septic tanks, access risers, and lids are extremely important components of any wastewater treatment system. In this one-hour webinar, we'll discuss why quality products are necessary and explain how to use them to keep your system functioning properly.

Case Study: Replacing Failing Septic Systems in Ohio

The village of Christiansburg (250 homes) was plagued with failing septic systems that caused bad odors around town and high bacteria levels in a nearby creek. Learn how village leaders and engineers solved these problems effectively and efficiently – while keeping costs down for residents – with the installation of an Orenco Sewer and an AdvanTex municipal treatment facility. This webinar gives you all the details on this award-winning project.

Commercial AdvanTex® System O&M

Learn more about the proper operation and maintenance (O&M) of commercial AdvanTex® Treatment Systems. We’ll cover preventive maintenance procedures for pumps, control panels, floats, filters, and tanks, plus the tools you’ll need to maintain and service these

Effluent Sewer Design Manual

This two-hour webinar explains the ins and outs of designing an effluent sewer system. Topics include how to design hydraulic grade lines, designing and selecting pump systems, transport-line sizing, and other key details for successful effluent sewer design.

Orenco Sewer™ O&M

Effective operation and maintenance can extend the life of an Orenco Sewer™ collection system. This webinar gives an overview of service procedures for residential on-lot STEP (Septic Tank Effluent Pump) system components, with an emphasis on preventive maintenance techniques.

Pumps 101

Wastewater pumps are an integral part of most onsite septic systems, and they come in all shapes and sizes. In this webinar, we'll cover the differences between various types of pumps and explain how to size and use pumps for onsite systems.

Effluent Filter Facts

Effluent filtration is an important key to treating wastewater. In this one-hour webinar, we'll discuss the benefits of using an effluent filter, proper sizing of effluent filters, and choosing the filter that's best for your application.

Residential AdvanTex® Design

AdvanTex® Treatment Systems are the ideal onsite solution for residential wastewater treatment needs because they work well in a variety of locations and situations. In this webinar, we'll review the application, design, and benefits of AdvanTex for residential properties.

Affordable, Low-Impact Solution in Florida

In Vero Beach, a proposed expansion of the city’s gravity sewer system was met with strong opposition from residents concerned about the cost and the expected disruption to roads and landscaping. Others objected to the idea of having to connect to city sewer when their own onsite systems were working just fine. To effectively launch its sewer project, the City needed a more affordable, less-intrusive option that didn’t require mandatory connection. This webinar explains how an Orenco Sewer was the perfect solution.

Orenco Sewer™ Troubleshooting

Correctly diagnosing a problem is the first step to getting it fixed. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the basics of troubleshooting an effluent sewer collection system, including how to identify problems with specific components by using the Orenco® STEP System Troubleshooting Chart and the Orenco Control Panel Troubleshooting Chart. These tools can save you both time and money when dealing with effluent sewer system repairs.

Commercial AdvanTex® Design Criteria

This two-hour webinar takes you through our Commercial AdvanTex® Design Criteria, an expansive document that provides detailed information on a wide range of commercial, industrial, and municipal wastewater applications for the entire AdvanTex product line.

See a complete list of the recorded Orenco produced webinars here

Residential Pump System Design Made Easy

This one-hour webinar gives you the knowledge and tools you need to successfully design residential pump systems for onsite wastewater applications. Topics include septic tank sizing, pump vault selection, effluent filter selection, pump selection, and more. 

AX-Max™ and AX-Mobile™ Design and Installation

Conventional treatment systems are less of an option these days as more small communities look to other, more cost-effective, compact wastewater treatment solutions. This one-hour presentation begins with a brief history of packed-bed filters for commercial and community applications. We then focus on the design and specification of the AX-Max and AX-Mobile systems, followed by an overview of installation and maintenance procedures. 

Nutrient Removal

Across the United States, nutrient discharges from wastewater systems are being restricted at an increasing rate. Decentralized wastewater treatment systems can provide better, more reliable solutions for reducing nutrients through biological processes. In this one-hour webinar, we'll discuss the use of Orenco treatment technologies for reducing nitrogen and other nutrients of concern. 

Controls and Monitoring

Control panels are useful for a wide range of water and wastewater applications. This one-hour webinar will cover the various control panels options available, their features, and suggested applications. 

Life-Cycle Costing

This one-hour webinar presents long-term data that shows how Orenco Sewer™ collection systems can effectively and affordably serve municipalities of all sizes. We'll compare capital cost information compiled from over 50 publicly funded bids for Orenco Sewer, grinder sewer, and gravity sewer, as well as look at operational costs for these technologies. We'll also provide a demonstration of the WERF (Water Environment & Reuse Foundation) wastewater-planning tool. 

Greywater Treatment Systems

Greywater represents a large percentage of combined wastewater flows. As the demands on our supply of freshwater increase, greywater reuse becomes an attractive option for conserving potable water, especially in areas like California that are prone to drought. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll explain how greywater can be treated to levels that allow it to be used for toilet flushing, cooling towers, water features, and landscape irrigation (subject to local restrictions). 


AdvanTex® System Troubleshooting

This webinar discusses how to troubleshoot the performance of an AdvanTex® system in order to maximize treatment quality. Topics include optimum nitrogen reduction, adjusting recirculation ratios, and techniques and procedures for proper testing and sampling. 

Innovative FRP Products for Industrial Applications

FRP, a fiber-reinforced polymer material, is a superior choice for many industrial products. Orenco Composites manufactures customizable FRP products that are lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant with a high strength-to-weight ratio. These products don't rot, rust, or conduct electricity, making them ideal for a wide range of environmental conditions. Our unique FRP buildings, rectangular tanks, and wastewater tank covers have many advantages. In this one-hour webinar, we'll explain important considerations for specifying our products, along with product configuration options and sample projects. We'll also discuss FRP vs. other materials, including examples from a range of industries and applications. 

Municipal Sewer Systems: Construction Considerations

Orenco Sewer™ systems have been installed all over the country and around the world. Because of their minimal construction impact and overall affordability, these effluent sewers are an ideal solution for a wide range of applications. This webinar explains various aspects of effluent sewer construction and how they compare to grinder and gravity sewer requirements in areas with small lots and existing streets, homes, and businesses.

Winery Waste

Treating winery wastewater can be a difficult problem that requires special design considerations. The process water is often reused for irrigation following treatment. In this session, we'll focus on the regulations and design details relevant to treating winery wastewater, using several wineries in California as case studies.

Chemical Feed for High-Strength Waste

In this one-hour webinar, we’ll take a look at the new Orenco chemical feed systems and discuss a variety of applications, including liquid alkalinity and carbon feeds, dry chemical alkalinity feed, and pre-anoxic return. We’ll also explain typical operation and programming of the systems in these applications.