The demonstration site in Central Ontario is located just south of Guelph at the University of Guelph Arkell Research Station near the village of Arkell. This demonstration site is open to the public – please contact us to make an appointment for a visit.


The ORWC Demonstration Site at the University of Guelph Arkell Research Station was constructed in 1999. Since then, the ORWC has had over 1000 visitors to the site and has held over 80 workshops at the facility. Workshops are held in the farmhouse on the property, with frequent visits out to the demonstration building located just a short walk away. The demonstration facility is a fabric building displaying many of the alternative technologies.

The facility at Arkell currently has the following units on display:

  • Norweco Treatment Unit
  • FAST treatment unit in concrete tank
  • Nayadic Treatment Unit
  • Whitewater Treatment Unit
  • Clearstream Treatment Unit
  • Wedco Plastic Septic Tank and Pump Chamber
  • Fralo Plastic Septic Tank
  • Wilkinson 4,500 L Concrete Septic Tank
  • Waterloo Biofilter Treatment Unit
  • Ecoflo Biofilter
  • Orenco Sand Filter and Recirculation Tank
  • Infiltrator Chambers
  • EZFlow trench
  • BioNest Treatment Unit
  • Puraflo Peat Filter
  • WSB Clean Treatment Unit
  • 1:3 Scale Model 4300 L Septic Tank