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One of the Center's goals toward developing a relatively inexpensive, passive, non-proprietary Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (I/A OWTS) centers around partnering with private and public businesses who share our vision of protecting our ground and surface waters.  We look to material suppliers, engineering and architectural firms, equipment vendors, system installers, I/A OWTS manufacturers, and operation and maintenance service providers to explore synergistic relationships .

The Center has always recognized that general use of the Nitrogen Removing Biofilter (NRB) process relies on our ability to share our research findings with the onsite wastewater treatment system market sector.  This collaborative effort is anticipated to foster innovation and new ideas that progresses the systematic and global replacement of archaic septic systems and cesspools.

To this end, we seek to commercialize the NRB process and create a competitive business environment that, we believe, will drive the overall cost of the NRB process even lower and more affordable for residential and commercial applications.

Please contact Mr. Frank M. Russo, P.E. at to explore business opportunities with us.

Current Partners


NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

NYS Department of Health

Suffolk County

Town of Southampton

Town of Brookhaven

Private Sector

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Furth & Associates LLC

H2M Architects + Engineers

Hazen and Sawyer

Nugent and Potter

Peconic Green Growth

Rauch Foundation

Roanoke Sand & Gravel

Roux Associates, Inc.

Yellow Tree Capital LLC

Research Institutions

Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Testing Center

R.I. Water Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island