It's your backyard and your hard-earned dollars. We understand that you want an affordable system that your family can rely on -- and one that will protect the environment as well.
If you’re like most homeowners, you’re probably unfamiliar with wastewater treatment systems. And that’s not surprising. After all, how often do you ever choose one? Maybe once or twice in a lifetime?
From our headquarters near Roseburg, Oregon, we at Orenco Systems have been educating homeowners, wholesalers, installers, operators, regulators, builders, and real estate agents about wastewater treatment systems for the past 25 years. Here are some questions that every homeowner should ask before choosing a system:
How noisy is the system? Will it keep me awake at night?
Does the system have a reputation for being smelly? For foaming up and out of the tank?
How much will the electricity cost me, each and every month, to run the system?
What am I going to see in my back yard? How much of my yard will the system take up?
Will my system work properly and reliably, even when I’m using it a lot? (For example, when I’m doing laundry or entertaining guests.) How about when I’m not using it enough? (For example, when I go on vacation.)
If something goes wrong with the system, do I have to stop what I’m doing? Do I have to handle the alarm? What if I’m not home? Can the system automatically notify a Service Provider? Can the Service Provider handle alarms from his or her computer, without making a costly service call?
If I’m using more water than my system is designed to handle (for example, if a toilet valve gets stuck), does my system have some kind of a quiet “early-warning signal”?
MAINTENANCE COSTS AND SERVICEABILITY
How many service calls does the system typically require in any given year? How often will the system have to be pumped and how much will that cost? Are the system and its components easy for service providers to reach and clean?
EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT COSTS
Are there components in the system (such as pumps, controls, blowers, or aerators) that will have to be replaced within a few years? What are the repair/replacement costs for those components? How long is the warranty for those replacement components?
How long is the warranty for the treatment system?
If you have questions about any aspect of Orenco technology or our systems' environmental profiles, feel free to contact us.
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