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Bay Restoration Fund (BRF) Best Available Technology for Removing Nitrogen from Onsite Systems

The following systems have undergone the Environmental Protection Agency's - Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program, NSF 245 Certification or other equivalent third party testing and are considered grant eligible. In addition, certain technologies are also field verified by the Maryland Department of the Environment for performance. Until completion of the field verification, the technologies are given a conditional approval which can be revoked based upon analyses performed by the Department and the Bay Restoration Fund Review Committee.

As required by legislation approved from the 2011 legislative session, effective June 1, 2011, the Department must rank all best available technology systems (BAT) for removing nitrogen for onsite sewage disposal systems. Rankings are to be provided for the following factors:

·                 Total Nitrogen reduction for the technologies

·                 Total Cost of the technology to include operation/maintenance and electrical consumption

·                 Cost per pound for nitrogen reduction.

BRF Ranking Document:   CLICK HERE

The Department is to provide to the public this ranking of BAT systems. This ranking is largely based on information provided by the vendors. The Department strongly advises the applicant to contact each vendor directly for more information.

The BAT Review Team is accepting applications for determining systems for consideration as BAT and eligibility for Bay Restoration Funds. Click here for more information about the application process.

 

The following technologies have successfully completed the field verification:

Model

Contact Information

Certifications

MDE Field
Performance Analysis for Total Nitrogen

Advantex®-RT

 

Manufacturer
Orenco Systems®, Inc.
www.orenco.com/ 

 

 Local Distributor –

Atlantic Solutions
Owen Townley- 1-877-214-9283
otownley@septicsystems.net 

 

Other 3rd Party

 

Mean % Reduction of TN: 76%

Mean Effluent Concentration: 14 mg/l

Data & Analysis

 

Advantex®-AX20

 

Manufacturer
Orenco Systems®, Inc.
www.orenco.com/ 
 

 

Local Distributor –

Atlantic Solutions
Owen Townley- 1-877-214-9283
otownley@septicsystems.net 

Other 3rd Party

Mean % Reduction of TN: 71%

Mean Effluent Concentration: 17 mg/l

Data & Analysis

 

SeptiTech®

 

Manufacturer
SeptiTech, Inc.
www.septitech.com

 

Local Distributors

Eastern Region –

Gillespie & Sons Inc.

Jim Gillespie - (410) 778-0900
jimg@gillespieandson.com  

 

Central Region –

Maryland Concrete Septic Tank Inc.

Trent Glace- 443-491-3598

 trent@marylandconcreteinc.com

ETV
And
NSF 245

 

Mean % Reduction of TN: 67%

Mean Effluent Concentration: 20 mg/l

Data & Analysis

 

Hoot® BNR

   

Manufacturer
Hoot Aerobic Systems, Inc.
www.hootsystems.com

 

 Local Distributor –

Mayer Bros.
Nancy Mayer- (410) 796-1434
 
mayerbro@connext.net

Other 3rd Party

Mean % Reduction of TN: 64%

Mean Effluent Concentration: 21 mg/l

Data & Analysis

 

RetroFAST

Manufacturer
Bio-Microbics, Inc.
http://www.biomicrobics.com

ETV

 

Mean % Reduction of TN: 57%

Mean Effluent Concentration: 25 mg/l

Data & Analysis

Limited to households of 1 to 4 occupants and 3 bedroom or less 

Singulair TNT

&

Singulair Green (plastic tank)

 

 

Manufacturer
Norweco, Inc.
www.norweco.com

 

Local Distributors

Eastern Shore

Towers Concrete Products

John Short- (443) 786-0594
btowers62@gmail.com
 

Southern Region

Superior Tank

Jeff Earnshaw- (301) 274-3772
superiortank@olg.com
 

Western Region

C.R. Semler

Charlie Semler- (301) 824-2780
crsemler@crsemler.com 
 

Western Region – Garrett & Allegany Co.

Pile’s Concrete Products Co. Inc.

Brett Zimmerman- (814) 445-6619

brett_zimmerman@hotmail.com

 

Central Region-

Back River Pre-Cast LLC
Matt Geckle- (410) 833-3394

Other 3rd Party
And
NSF 245

Mean % Reduction of TN: 55%

Mean Effluent Concentration: 27 mg/l

Data & Analysis

 

 

Listed below are the approved technologies that are currently under field verification:

Model

Contact Information

Certifications

Comments

Hoot ANR

 

Manufacturer
Hoot Aerobic Systems, Inc.
www.hootsystems.com

Local Distributor-
Mayer Bros.

Nancy Mayer- (410) 796-1434
Email:
mayerbro@connext.net

NSF 245  

Under Field Verification

Nitrex

 

Manufacturer
Lombardo Associates, Inc.
www.lombardoassociates.com

 

Local Distributor-

Lombardo Associates
Pio Lombardo- (617) 964-2924
Email:
pio@lombardoassociates.com

Other 3rd Party 

 

Under Field Verification

Add-on anoxic filter with carbon source, to be coupled with a nitrification unit.

Bionest SOLO OT-40

-

Manufacturer
Bionest Technologies INC. http://www.bionest.ca/en

 

 Local Distributor
Bay
Area Environmental

Don Jones (410) 836-9206 manager@jonespumpservice.com

  Other 3rd Party
And
NSF 245 

Under Field Verification 

MicroFAST

-

Manufacturer
BioMicrobics, Inc. http://www.biomicrobics.com

ETV

Under Field Verification 

AquaKlear AK6S245  

Manufacturer

AquaKlear, Inc.

http://www.aquaklear.net/

Local Distributor-

BayStar Precast

Dave Care (410) 647-5155 careless32@comcast.net

Other 3rd Party
And
NSF 245 

Under Field Verification 

 

Ecopod

E-N-1

 

 

Manufacturer

Delta Environmental

 

Local Distributor

‘e3 Environmental

Eric Valentine (302) 725-0788

www.e3onsite.com

NSF 245

And other
Under Field Verification 

 

 

Hydro-Action® - AN Series

 

 

Manufacturer

Hydro-Action/AK Industries Inc.

www.hydro-action.com

 

Distributor-

Blue Water Environmental, LLC

Mark O’Rourke – (240) 444-6401

Email: Mark@BWEnvironmental.com 

 

NSF 245 Under Field Verification
 

Clear Rex Bubbler

CRB 1
   

Manufacturer

PekaSys, Inc

www.pekasys.com

 

Local Distributor

Distributor - Eastern Shore and Anne Arundel County

Innovative Building Solutions

Larry Price - 410-643-6161

  mail@buildingsolution.net

  www.buildingsolution.net

 

NSF 245

And other
Under Field Verification

 
The Maryland Department wants to thank you for partaking in this important program.

The BAT Review Team is accepting applications for determining systems for consideration as BAT and eligibility for Bay Restoration Funds. Click here for more information about the application process.

 

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