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HILLIARD, OH – September 2, 2008: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) ARC™ 18 Septic Leaching Chamber has been approved by the State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for use in septic leach field applications.

Part of the ADS ARC Chamber line, the ARC 18 provides a maximized infiltrative surface area and storage capacity along with an integral 20 degree articulation connection. The ARC chamber line is manufactured in the Northwest at the company’s Olympia, Washington plant in addition to other plants throughout the United States. The five-foot long ARC 18 is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with a positive “post & dome” joint connection that enables the units to be easily and quickly installed in straight or contoured applications. A diamond plate traction pattern on the external corrugations provides a tough non-slip surface. ADS also has available for the new ARC 18 an optional side port coupler that easily connects onto the of the chamber for clean-out access or to provide additional plumbing options at any joint within the trench line. The coupler also has the non-slip traction pattern.

“The ARC 18 is part of the tr we’re seeing throughout the United States for adaptive code changes by municipalities and states to authorize new technology to replace older, more labor intensive materials in a septic leach field application,” stated Jim Clemans, Director of Allied Products, ADS.

“We’re finding great acceptance of the ARC line in both new on-site residential and commercial wastewater systems installations and septic system repairs.”

Weighing around 15 pounds, the five-foot lay length sections can be installed by one person. Its corrugated design provides increased load bearing in a trench, meeting the H-10 (16,000 lbs. per axle) specification.

Since it introduced extruded corrugated pipe over 40 years ago, ADS has continued to provide economical solutions to technical problems in drainage and sewer systems for housing developments, commercial buildings and industrial parks, as well as for roads and highways, sports stadiums and golf courses. With 42 domestic and international manufacturing plants, more than 30 distribution centers, a network of over 100 customer service representatives and over 350 local sales people plus a fleet of 600 tractors with nearly 1,000 trailers, ADS is the world’s largest manufacturer of polyethylene pipe providing fast delivery.

ADS has technical information, diagrams and detailed CAD drawings at or by calling ADS at 800/821-6710.

HILLIARD, OH – ADS ARC™ 18 Septic Leaching Chamber corrugated design provides sites with a strong system that has excellent infiltration and storage capacity. (Photo by ADS)

About ADS:
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) is the world’s largest producer of HDPE corrugated plastic pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm water drainage and on-site industry through a global network of 42 domestic and international manufacturing plants and more than 30 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12 pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures and various geotextiles.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori L. Durliat
Director of Marketing
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-8275
Fax: 419-424-8302