We began operations early in 1981, by installing home sewer systems and working as master plumbers, all from the confines of our home-office-warehouse location. In 1992 we curtailed our plumbing business and concentrated more on the wastewater treatment industry. We bought a 5000 sq. ft. metal building on a 250’ X 260’ lot and proceeded to manufacture and continue to install home wastewater treatment plants.
Four years later, in 1996, we expanded our operations and began to manufacture and install commercial treatment plants and lift stations. Within one year’s time we had become the largest distributor of commercial plants in the state of Louisiana, for Jet, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered wastewater treatment plants.
American Wastewater Systems, Inc. established its corporate office location in June 1999. We purchased a new 16.5-acre location; featuring a two-story office complex with extensive warehouse space, an all-weather casting facility, and over 5 acres of cargo storage area for castings. By this time, we had become the largest Jet, Inc. commercial wastewater treatment plant distributor, not only in Louisiana, but also in the United States.
We have designed our own “Class 1” residential wastewater treatment system called B.E.S.T. 1. With the successful testing and approval by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), we began manufacturing and marketing these units in May of 2000. Patent rights were secured on July 24, 2001 under Patent No. US D 445,477 S. Our B.E.S.T. 1 was the first ANSI/NSF Standard 40 system introduced to the Louisiana market and fully complies with the newly required regulations being enforced as of March 1, 2001.
We also own and operate several active subdivision wastewater treatment systems in the south Louisiana area. This adds to the impressive figure of thousands of private and commercial units installed since our inception over 20 years ago.
Our goal is to provide the most efficient method of attaining pollution control beyond the sewer lines, and to make available to our customers equipment that is time-proven, warranty backed, and available at an affordable price. With this purpose before us, we will continue to serve our customers and work to maintain and enjoy the privilege of being a leader in the wastewater treatment industry