Legacy Estates LLC.

The immediate need for housing spurred by rapid growth associated with Walmart Corporate headquarters in Bentonville and the University of Arkansas located in Fayetteville was the normal for developers in this highly desireable area in NW Arkansas. However increased land costs associated with property inside the city limits and the negative impacts growth would place on outdated infrastructure warranted the developer of Legacy Estates to look for creative solutions to develop housing within the rural portion of

the community. Understanding the potential environmental issues and the dynamics of how to navigate them Aqua Tech Systems determined the best approach to address their wastewater needs.

 

By understanding the opposition new development has to surrounding residents, Aqua Tech Systems design, management and community outreach teams was a great support for the developer. The goal was to help in overcoming the public’s skepticism of how development could potentially impair their rural setting and environment.

 

The goal was to preserve the character of their counties, provide essential infrastructure to preserve the environment and support economic development. Located within close proximity to the development, the wastewater treatment system and reuse area is undetectable to those living in the subdivision and surrounding communities. To the benefit of the developer and residents in Legacy Estates, this system has a common collection, advanced treatment, and disposal system that will cost less per home than conventional on-lot septic systems or conventional gravity sewer. The team at Aqua Tech Systems took the opportunity to transform the demand for real estate into an opportunity to be good stewards for the environment.

 

At full build out the system in Legacy Estates will be capable of treating 28,600 gpd from 110 homes. Due to the nature of the technology, the Aqua Tech Systems treatment system is capable of meeting regulatory compliance from the time the first home comes online. With the sudden down turn in the economy and a stall in new housing starts this system had been installed by the original developer of the subdivision, but not commissioned into full operations. The Aqua Tech Systems installation and commissioning teams as well as permitting divisions have enabled the new developer who recently acquired the subdivision to step right into making this one of the most attractive subdivisions in the area.