Company Descriptions

Orenco Systems®, Inc.

Since 1981, Orenco Systems, Inc. has researched, designed, and manufactured leading-edge onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment technologies. Our energy-efficient wastewater solutions include watertight fiberglass tanks, in-tank pumping and filtration systems, advanced secondary treatment systems, community collection systems (Orenco Effluent Sewers), and electrical controls. Flagship products for the 21st century include AdvanTex Treatment Systems for both residential and commercial markets, along with VeriComm and TCOM remote telemetry systems for round-the-clock monitoring and control. In addition to a truly watertight fiberglass tank, Orenco’s composites division also produces fiberglass basins and shelters. The company holds multiple patents, and its products and technologies appear in numerous technical publications. Headquartered in Sutherlin, Oregon, Orenco employs about 300 people and sells its products through approximately 300 points of distribution around the world.

Orenco Controls

Orenco Controls designs and manufactures control panels for multiple markets, including residential, municipal, commercial/industrial, and OEM. In our UL 508A/698A- and CE-certified facility, we can adapt standard panels to your needs or design and build custom panels to your specifications. Products include alarms, electromechanical panels, MVP PLC panels, and TCOM “affordable SCADA” telemetry panels. Orenco Controls produces thousands of panels each year and purchases components in large volume, allowing us to pass significant cost savings on to our customers. Our excellent customer service includes expert design assistance, outstanding turnaround times, prompt technical support, and a full library of documentation.

Orenco Composites

Orenco Composites, a division of Orenco Systems, designs and manufactures industrial-scale fiberglass products. Our staff uses state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, such as filament winding and two types of closed-molding processes — resin transfer molding (RTM) and vacuum infusion — to produce high quality, fiberglass composite parts. Orenco Composites has taken the technology developed for our wastewater markets and created shelters, basins, tanks, and enclosures for telecommunications, utilities, railroad, aviation, and many more industries. We also offer design, development, and manufacturing for custom OEM products. And our innovative methods and production facilities meet the EPA’s stringent MACT standards for environmental protection.


Award-Winning Systems

Orenco's technologies and installations have been honored by numerous awards over the years. They've also been distinguished for achieving a number of "firsts" or being selected for a variety of high-profile demo projects. Our short video, titled "A Decade of Awards & Recognitions," highlights 20 of these. 


Corporate Biographies


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Photo - Christiansburg Treatment Facility

Photo - Delivery of AdvanTex AX-Max

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Photo - Orenco Composites Rectangular Tank Photo

Photo - Orenco Controls OLS Series Control Panel Photo

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Awards and Recognition


  • 2015 Top Project, Water & Wastes Digest, Christiansburg, Ohio, Orenco Effluent Sewer and AdvanTex Treatment Systems
  • Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Award, Safety and Health Professional Category, Pete Kimbrel, Orenco's Safety Programs and Maintenance Manager





  • SHARP Program Completion Award: Orenco recently completed OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), a five-year certification program for companies that are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for their employees.



  • 2012 Top Product, Rural Builder, AdvanTex Treatment Systems
  • 2012 Top Project, Water & Wastes Digest, Brucejack Mining Camp, AdvanTex AX-Mobile Treatment System




  • Best Performing Technology,
    Maryland Department
    of the Environment,
    AdvanTex Treatment Systems
  • First Approved Nitrogen-Reducing
    On-lot System, Verified by NSF,
    Pennsylvania Technology
    Verification Program,
    AdvanTex Treatment Systems
  • ACEC Diamond Award
    East Salem, Pennsylvania,
    AdvanTex Treatment System


  • World's Best Environmental Development,
    EcoVillage at Currumbin, Australia,
    Effluent Sewer and
    AdvanTex Treatment System
  • Qualified, Green Building Council's
    LEED Silver Rating,
    Esther's Island Retreat,
    Nantucket, Massachusetts,
    AdvanTex Treatment Systems



  • First Effluent Sewer System in Ireland,
    Kiltillane, Templemore, Co. Tipperary,
    Orenco Effluent Sewer and
    AdvanTex Treatment System



  • First Effluent Sewer System in Alberta,
    Habitat Acres, AB, Canada,
    Orenco Effluent Sewer and
    AdvanTex Treatment System
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,
    Detroit, Illinois,
    AdvanTex Treatment System



  • Selected for NDWRCDP Case Studies,
    Decentralized Wastewater Systems,
    Mobile, Alabama,
    Including Orenco Effluent Sewers and
    AdvanTex Treatment Systems
  • GBC's First LEED Platinum-Rated Building,
    Audubon Education Center,
    Los Angeles, California,
    AdvanTex Treatment System



  • AIA's "Top 10 Green Buildings 2002,"
    Environmental Learning Center,
    Bainbridge Island, Washington,
    AdvanTex Treatment System
  • Nova Scotia's Municipal InNOVA Award,
    Little Dover, Nova Scotia,
    Orenco Effluent Sewer System



  • Vermont Engineering's Grand Award,
    Warren Elementary School,
    Warren, Vermont,
    AdvanTex Treatment System



  • Statewide Demonstration Project,
    Alternative Wastewater Systems
    in Illinois,
    New Minden, Illinois,
    Orenco Effluent Sewer System