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Austin Bluewater Environmental Concepts

Austin Bluewater Environmental Concepts is a proven leader with over 25 years hands- on experience designing and manufacturing wastewater treatment systems.

Quality, reliability and innovation are the pillars of our success, making us a true pioneer and the leader in on-site wastewater treatment in New Zealand. 

Committed to a quality product

All our products are designed, manufactured and assembled at our own manufacturing facility to ensure consistent quality and durability, and are available throughout New Zealand.

If you would like more information and a free no-obligation quote on the best system for you, please get in touch.


Manufactured to AUS/NZS 1546-1 and 1547 standards.
NZTP 58 Approved.

About the Founder
Lew Austin

Lew Austin

Having been born into a family with over 100 years of drainage pipe manufacturing under their belts, Lew Austin started working in the industry with his father when he was just six years old. So it’s no surprise his first job after leaving school was working for a hydraulic engineering firm. Here he learnt the fundamentals of water - pumping, irrigation etc – knowledge which would serve him well in his future endeavours. In later years, he installed some of Canterbury’s first large irrigators.

Years later, when Lew moved to a lifestyle block with his young family, he became concerned about the ground water implications from the old-style septic tank and domestic wells on his block. In the spirit of Bert Munro, John Britten and other ‘can-do’ Kiwis, Lew retreated to his garage workshop and tinkered with ideas around improving the performance of the waste water system on his own property.

This eventually lead to the formation of his own wastewater treatment company  in 1991.  He travelled the world researching the latest technology, and made sure the best of this was included in his products. Lew built this business into a highly successful national company, eventually selling to a major national corporate.

But it’s hard to keep a good man down, and after a few years spent establishing a commercial development in Rolleston, and also starting a concrete precast business, Lew’s thoughts turned to wastewater treatment again.

Travel to the the USA , Europe and Australia revealed that new technology was now available, resulting in a better and more efficient product. These new innovations form the backbone of the Austin Bluewater products, making them the most technologically advanced wastewater treatment systems on the market in New Zealand today.

Greg Neill

Greg has been involved the manufacture of precast concrete products for the last 40 years. During that time he as gained a sound knowledge of all aspects of the industry, including water storage and sewage treatment tanks.

Greg also designed the specialised moulding and purpose-built equipment for another Lew Austin company, Quality Precast Concepts

He and Lew have a working relationship which stems back over 20 years so they were the perfect partnership for this new company.

Comprehensive Protection Warranty

Austin Bluewater Treatment systems are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship under normal operating conditions and serviced by a comprehensive warranty and replacement programme.

Those products sourced from overseas have been selected for their superior qualities and all carry their own superior warranties.