Case Study

TITAN MBR™ Microfiltration Provides Private Development Site With Water Reuse Capabilities



When developers of a condominium complex sourced wastewater treatment systems, it did so with two primary requirements: efficient land utilization and high effluent quality to meet stringent guidelines.

Located in the quaint fishing village of Indian Beach, North Carolina, the planned development included more than 200 condominium units near oceanside property. Land costs were extremely high on this coveted property and developers required a system that would minimize land usage to keep project costs down.

State regulators advised the developers to discuss combining its wastewater system with the owner’s association of an adjacent housing development, whose existing wastewater treatment system was aging and required augmentation. Its subsurface disposal field necessitated a treatment system capable of producing high quality effluent that could be reused/reclaimed.


The parties agreed and selected the TITAN MBR™ wastewater treatment system provided by Smith & Loveless. The combined scheme required 101,000 GPD (382 cmd) treatment system with screening that could meet the local guidelines for subsurface discharge.

Likewise, the TITAN MBR™ system’s modular design allowed for minimal land usage. With the robust S&L process design and flat-plate membrane performance, the project was successfully permitted and installed in 2009, where today it continues to meet the needs of the residential communities.

S&L TITAN MBR™ systems utilize S&L flat-sheet membranes to meet or exceed the most stringent regulatory standards (including California Title 22) for direct discharge and secondary reuse applications. Designed with rugged stainless steel componentry and pre-wired cable trays, it is a truly factory-built plug-and-play system. The only thing that needs installation on site is the fine screen. Pre-engineered systems range in capacity from 1,000 GPD (3.8 cmd) to 0.1 MGD (1,890 cmd).