Equaris Corporation

For over thirty years the Equaris Corporation (formerly AlasCan Inc.) has dedicated its endeavors in creating Blackwater and Greywater Separation, Treatment and Greywater Recycling Technologies. We have acquired three US Environmental Patents on our technologies and have designed, manufactured, installed and maintained systems from Alaska to Belize under Third World Conditions. We spent thirteen years in Alaska (1982 – 1995) working with the Alaska Department of Military Affairs under contract to design, manufacture and install AlasCan Composting Toilet Systems in over sixty remote Eskimo Bush Village US Army National Guard Armories. The Equaris Corporation’s Product Line ranges from a simple non-automated recycled plastic polyethylene Equaris BioMatter Resequencing Converter (BMRC- Composting Tank - 4’w x 4’h x 88” l), to totally automated Blackwater and Greywater Treatment and Greywater Treatment and Recycling Systems.

Company details

15711 Upper 34th Street South, P.O. Box 6 , Afton , MN 55001-0006 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
less than $1,000,000 US


We have over 30 years of experience in the wastewater, water and energy related industries and have won several awards for our endeavors over the years to include a US Department of Energy National Award for 'Energy Innovations' in 1988 for a geodesic dome home built in Healy, Alaska utilizing our Equaris Technologies and the farthest northerly solar assisted ground source heat pump installation in the United States.

Our mission is to provide the public with a better quality of life through the development, manufacture, installation, monitoring and service of safe, reliable water conserving, non-polluting water and wastewater treatment systems.

We believe that by following the Laws of Nature and using technology to 'do more with less' we can both protect our environment and conserve our natural resources at the same time.


The Earth is 75% covered by water, yet only 1% is available for use. 97% of it is salt water and 2% is frozen at the poles. Today, over a quarter of the world's population does not have access to adequate sanitation - and the world's population is expected to increase 100% by the middle of this century.

Septic Alternative Water UsageFor generations communities have relied on wells or a city water supply. Yet over the past several years conventional wastewater treatment systems have squandered and polluted many water resources rendering them unable to meet the demands of population growth and community development.

The major sources of wastewater pollution in conventional septic and sewer systems are the toilet and garbage disposal. The Equaris BMRC wastewater system separates and treats those wastes at the source reducing residential Septic Alternative Pollutionwater consumption by at least 40% and commercial consumption by up to 80% while reducing pollution by 99%.

Because all Equaris Technologies 'reduce, reuse and recycle', they are both sustainable and cost less than conventional water and sewage systems while dramatically reducing water usage and treating all organic wastes.

The Equaris Corporation began in the mid 1980's developing Biomatter Resequencing Converter (BMRC) Technology to solve onsite water conservation and pollution prevention toilet problems in National Guard armories throughout western Alaska. The success of this project resulted in a National Award for 'Energy Innovations' from the U.S. Department of Energy in 1988.

In the 1990's Equaris applied its technologies to the development of advanced wastewater treatment systems for Alaskan homeowners and fishing lodges who were experiencing problems installing septic systems in the fragile Alaskan environment. These treatment solutions earned Equaris a U.S. Patent for its Apparatus for Composting Organic Waste Materials and Method, in 1993.

In order to meet an ever-expanding market and reduce operational costs, in 1995 the Equaris Corporation moved its headquarters and manufacturing facilities to Minnesota. The corporation experienced continued growth in 1999 through the development of the Equaris Household Water Treatment and Wastewater Recycling System and was awarded another U.S. Patent for its Waste and Water Treatment and Recycling System, in 2001.

Today, the Equaris Corporation continues as an industry leader in the development and application of sustainable onsite Water Recycling and Wastewater Treatment Systems. Our proven systems are meeting the world's growing need for clean water and a clean environment.