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Magellan® Wastewater Treatment

A Ground-Breaking System Revolutionizing the Wastewater Treatment Industry

Magellan is a decentralized wastewater treatment plant. This lightweight system is designed with DuroMaxx steel reinforced polyethylene (SRPE) technology and all plastic internal components for on-site treatment of 2,000 to 250,000+ gallons of wastewater per day.

Magellan Wastewater Treatment

The Magellan Advantage

Magellan’s utilization of corrosion resistant steel reinforced polyethylene (SRPE) and internal components allows for a packaged design that provides fast “plug-and-play” installation, along with simple, low-cost operation and maintenance. In addition, Contech provides engineering, installation, commissioning, operator training and system certification services, making it a truly cost-effective solution. The Magellan system uses proven primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment processes to treat various wastewater influent levels. The system is offered in numerous configurations, including single vessel, multiple trai, and containerized. Magellan also qualifies for LEED credits and can be buried to provide improved aesthetics.

More Durable

  • No moving parts
  • Pressure rated resin
  • 75+ year design life

More Efficient

  • Faster fabrication rates
  • Lightweight tanks = smaller install equipment
  • Rapid on-site assembly
  • A true “plug and play” system

More Sustainable

  • Low energy consumption
  • Low operating and maintenance costs
  • Buried for improved aesthetics
  • LEED credits

Treatment System Configurations

The Magellan system uses a proven process to treat wastewater influent levels from clustered residential, to light industrial, to small municipal flows, and includes the following:

  • Activated sludge/extended aeration (AS/EA)
  • Moving-bed biofilm reactor (MBBR)
  • Sequencing batch reactor (SBR)
  • Membrane bioreactor (MBR)
  • Variations of other typical conventional processes
  • Denitrification/nutrient removal
  • Tertiary treatment (membrane/UV filtration or chorine disinfection)
  • Reuse and reclamation systems

Ease of Transportation & Installation

  • Magellan is lightweight, promoting easy on-site installation
  • Lightweight systems are more cost-effective to transport
  • No specialized installation equipment required

Ease of Operation & Maintenance

  • SRPE plastic eliminates concerns related to tank maintenance
  • Simplified designs promote easier operation and lower operating costs
  • Life cycles are two and three times longer than comparable steel, concrete and fiberglass systems resulting in substantially lower life cycle costs

Magellan Support Services

With an experienced engineering team, Contech can help you size and design a Magellan system, providing a fast turnaround on even the most challenging projects. We even provide operation and maintenance training and get your system certified.

Magellan Partners

Contech is partnered with the industry’s premier component providers to deliver a turnkey, plug-and-play decentralized wastewater treatment plant. Our partners include:


Residential Wastewater Treatment SystemMagellan is the ideal wastewater solution for rural locations and clustered subdivisions. The small footprint of the Magellan system improves aesthetics, maximizes lot counts and improves property values. Better still, the Magellan system minimizes transportation, installation and maintenance costs.


Commercial / Municipal

Municipal Wastewater Treatment SystemThe Magellan wastewater treatment system provides opportunities for commercial development in areas where a public sewer does not exist. Commercial and municipal facilities including service stations, hotels, shopping centers, office parks, schools and restaurants can now be developed in all areas where demand exists.


Agricultural & Industrial

Agricultural and Industrial Wastewater Treatment SystemMagellan is the perfect solution for agricultural and industrial sites that want to comply with local, state or federal regulations and avoid wastewater surcharge fees. And with options like direct burial or above ground placement, the Magellan system can be placed on almost any site.


Magellan Case Studies
Mexican Viejo Restaurant
Mexican Viejo RestaurantScruggs, Virginia
Homestead Creamery
Homestead CreameryBurnt Chimney, Virginia
Locust Grove Town Center
Locust Grove Town CenterLocust Grove, Virginia



Sydnor Hydro, Inc.
2111 Magnolia Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Tel: 804-643-2725
Fax: 804-788-9058

Contact: Chip Dunn


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