Future of Wastewater

Wastewater Logic
  • company formed by executives at MFA Oil LLC., Bio-Gard, Inc., and A Civil Group
  • The vision for the company is to use drip irrigation to grow Miscanthus giganteus to be used in providing Missouri an alternative fuel source for power plants and automobiles.
  • Wastewater Logic, Miscanthus giganteus, Bio-Gard
  • Turn-Key solutions for wastewater
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Long-term management
  • Financing arrangements

“The following excerpt from Soils Influence on Onsite Wastewater Treatment by Brent Elliott (December 2013).”

Future of Soils and Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems:

With every year comes new sets of laws and regulations that states, cities, citizens, and installers must cope with. However, not all legislation is bad for business. Wastewater Logic, a company formed in Columbia, Missouri, is leading the cutting edge in the onsite wastewater treatment industry. They are currently growing Miscanthus Giganteus on test plots with hopes of leading the next big revolution in bio-fuels (“Technology”). The advantage of drip irrigation is that it is proven in almost all soil conditions across the globe. Meaning the side slopes that were believed to be wasted in farm land is now capable of sustaining and yielding large amounts of row crops, bio-fuels, or even a personal garden. Wastewater Logic Inc. is working with small communities to take them off lagoon treatment and in place setup either drip irrigation, sprinkler, or center-pivot irrigation systems. All three of these options allows for potential to grow some produce while handling the populations waste load. Areas considered high erosion threats can be set up with these systems and grow vegetation capable of holding the soil in place.

Another up and coming application is for farmers. Specifically cattle farmers who have tons of manure but no way to use it. Placing the manure and urine mix into tanks to be treated like a human septic system is now a possibility. Then running drip line to the field to grow the hay that will feed the cattle in the winter. This becomes a self-sustaining cycle with constant benefits. Golf courses are having wastewater replace wells or taping into the local water supply to irrigate their fairways and greens. “The wastewater from your clubhouse can become a valuable resource: the treated effluent can be used for golf course irrigation and landscaping.  In addition to conserving highly treated, expensive drinking water, wastewater reuse limits the release of nutrient-rich wastewater into environmentally stressed rivers and streams” (“Solutions for Golf Courses and Sports Facilities”). These are a few of the impacts onsite wastewater is making to local communities, states, and the ground we live on.


“Solutions for Golf Courses and Sports Facilities.” Orenco Systems, Inc.. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov 2013. http://www.orenco.com/systems/golf_course_wastewater_reuse.cfm.

“Technology.” Wastewater Logic. MFA Oil Company. Web. 25 Nov 2013.  http://www.wastewaterlogic.com/technology.html.