High-quality treatment solution in a high-value subdivision

| by Tom Smith
High-quality treatment solution in a high-value subdivision

Loudoun County is an affluent suburb Northwest of Washington, D.C. K Hovnanian Homes is building a dozen homes in the Woodmar Farms subdivision. The subdivision which is not connected to the municipal sewer system.

The designer of the upscale, single-family home needed an onsite wastewater treatment system that was quiet, robust, affordable, simple to install and easy to maintain.


They chose Anua's new The platinum is a submerged aerated filter (SAF) that was recently approved by the Virginia Department of Health for the TL-2 standard. Treatment systems comply with the TL-2 standard by achieving ≤30:30 mg/l BOD:TSS during a third-party testing protocol. An additional benefit is Platinum reduces total nitrogen by more thanover 50 percent%.

The Platinum model APG12 was selected over competitive products due to:

  • Smaller footprint
  • Ease of installation
  • More robust treatment process
  • Low noise and lower power consumption
  • Structural quality of components


The Platinum replaces the need for a costly alternative treatment system and produces the high-quality effluent needed for environmentally-sensitive areas. Key product benefits include: underground installation (including blower and low profile access covers), submerged aerated filter with no by-pass of media, integrated biomass return from clarifier to primary tank and small footprint.

Platinum can be used in residential, small neighborhood and commercial applications.

Topics: Water Filtration & Water Quality

Companies: Anua

Tom Smith
Tom Smith is the former director of operations and marketing at Anua. Tom is driving demand for wastewater treatment, water reuse, rainwater harvesting and odor/VOC control solutions. He has a B.A. from Duke University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business.

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