“Best people and best customer support. Waterloo Biofilter is hands down the most engaged with the needs of their customers and clients. They have really impressive customer support.”
Rick Esselment – President, ESSE Canada
“With some types of systems, owners are weary about replacing the filter medium. Waterloo’s advantage is that you don’t need to worry about replacing the foam medium in their system.”
Johnathan Maybury, CET – Owner, Third Eye Technical Service
“Waterloo is very good at educating installers and designers. With good staff and being located in Ontario, Waterloo is one of the leaders in the province for manufacturing advanced onsite wastewater treatment systems.”
Eric Gunnell, P.Eng. – President, Gunnel Engineering
The Waterloo Advantage
Our range of treatment units and add-ons give you the
flexibility to design a system suited to your needs.
The environmentally friendly choice.
Our technology was developed at the world-renowned University of Waterloo.
We are a pioneer in the industry and continue to lead the way in research and development.
Since 1991 the Waterloo Biofilter has proven itself to be the most reliable wastewater treatment system available, and has been tested and proven effective by a number of third party verification programs.
No noisy air
Waterloo Biofilters use very little energy; up to 85% less power than aeration technologies using air compressors. In the long-term we have the lowest operating costs.
Design and Technical
We are proud to lend our years of industry experience to your project engineer or we can recommend an experienced Waterloo Biofilter system designer for you to work with.
Excellent Seasonal Use Performance
Absorbent filter medium retains moisture during periods of no use allowing beneficial bacteria to go dormant instead of desiccating or starving. When the system is used again the bacteria population is reactivated and starts degrading contaminants immediately.
Excellent Winter Performance
Achieves and maintains excellent, documented treatment levels even in temperatures down to -50°C, without the need to heat raw sewage.
Filtration technology recovers more quickly from system abuse (i.e. dead septic tank, chemicals poured into system, etc.) especially when compared to suspended sludge systems
Lowest Long Term
A permanent filter medium and very low power consumption means your Waterloo Biofilter costs less to operate than any other advanced treatment unit
Maintains treatment levels over time with no filter medium degradation and no accumulation of aerobic sludge found with other systems
The Waterloo Process
Nature in a Box
The Waterloo Biofilter uses a patented, highly engineered foam filtration medium that is optimized to treat wastewater passively. The foam creates an environment where naturally occurring bacteria can thrive and remove contaminants found in wastewater.
Our system provides both physical filtration and biological treatment of wastewater in one step – ensuring polluting elements are removed before water is returned to the natural environment.
Wastewater is collected and distributed over the Waterloo foam filter medium.
Wastewater is absorbed by and slowly trickles down through the foam pieces where natural occurring bacteria remove contaminants.
After passing through the foam, the water is treated and is then put back into the environment.
Thousands of systems installed across North America!
Waterloo has multiple product configurations to meet your needs.
Operation & Maintenance
Regular maintenance of your Waterloo Biofilter system is important to protect the environment and the value of your investment.
Proper operation and maintenance of any type of septic system has a significant impact on how well it works and how long it lasts. Advanced treatment units like the Waterloo Biofilter are often required by regulations to have a valid annual maintenance contract in place. Maintenance is performed by trained and authorized personnel who will inspect all components of your system – not just those components supplied by us.
With few moving parts and only high quality components used, maintenance on a Waterloo Biofilter system can be completed quickly and easily.