Old Saybrook, Conn. — Infiltrator Water Technologies, a manufacturer of decentralized wastewater treatment technology, celebrates 30 years of innovation in the onsite wastewater industry this year. A septic system failure in the 1980s at the home of Jim Nichols, the founder of Infiltrator Water Technologies, sparked the invention of the gravelless plastic leaching chamber.

“The original Infiltrator chamber revolutionized the [onsite wastewater] industry by making stone and pipe leachfields a thing of the past and introduced a completely new concept in onsite wastewater management,” said Roy Moore, President and CEO of Infiltrator Water Technologies.

Innovation has been a driving force of Infiltrator’s success over the past 30 years. That first chamber has evolved into a full line of chambers offered by Infiltrator. Infiltrator continued to grow with the industry as the need for products to serve even more specialized and demanding applications expanded. Today, Infiltrator offers additional septic products such as ATL and EZflow, engineered geosynthetic aggregate leachfield technologies. Innovations in manufacturing expanded the possibilities for plastic tanks that are stronger and lighter than concrete, offering ease of transport and installation.