According to the U.S. Census Bureau (1999), approximately 23 percent of the estimated 115 million occupied homes in the United States are served by onsite systems
Systems relying on outdated and underperforming technologies (e.g., cesspools, drywells) still exist, and many of them are listed among failed systems. Moreover, about half of the occupied homes with onsite treatment systems are more than 30 years old and a significant number report system problems. The U.S. EPA has concluded, in its recent studies, that onsite treatment of water is preferable to centralized systems, from the standpoint of return on investment. It projects the need for one million onsite wastewater treatment units per year for the next ten years for new development, and up to an additional two million per year for septic system replacement over the next several years.
Innovative Company, Proprietary Process
E.P.C Ltd., founded in 1992, focuses on development, production and sales of a range of onsite wastewater treatment plants based on a full biological process. Company Bio - Robi is based on its proprietary process for air-positive biological reduction. E.P.C is one of the major suppliers of wastewater treatment plants and equipment in Israel today, due to the company's main products the "Bio-Robi" and the Rotating Biological Contractor “Bio-Disk”.
E.P.C has Superior Products
All compnay products deliver comprehensive treatment of wastewater and sewage. Products are:
Cost efficient, easy to install and to maintain Require considerably LESS periodic sludge removal – compare once every 2 – 3 years to present industry standards of once every several months)
Modular (easily expandable as needs grow)
Require neither chemicals nor any additives
In many locations (where septic tanks are not allowed and central sewage systems do not exist) Bio Robi represents the only legal solution to wastewater treatment.
North America is the greatest per capita consumer of water in the world followed by Australia, and Europe. (National Geographic). The U.S. Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends decentralized wastewater treatment systems as much more cost effective outside of urban densely populated areas. In addition, there is a recommendation to eliminate the conventional septic systems in favor of an onsite treatment unit for all relevant new construction. Based on this recommendation, the EPA projects the need for one million onsite wastewater treatment units per year for the next ten years. Also, due to failing septic systems currently in use in the U.S., up to an additional two million homes will become candidates for septic system replacement over the next several years.
Based on these numbers alone, the overall potential market for onsite wastewater treatment units in the USA is (all septic and cesspool installations, see hereunder) well over 24 million units. At an average cost (installed) of US $10,000 per unit , this is a huge, under-served market of US $240 billion.