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Residential Systems

We have a wide range of biologically engineered systems to manage your wastewater at your residential property. Whether you're on a lifestyle block just beyond the town boundary or a rural property some distance away, we'll have a solution for you. 

Below is an introduction to each type of wastewater management system, how they work, the property they are best suited for, and what you can expect from the systems.

If you’re unsure, just pick up the phone and give us a call, or send us an email. We are always very happy to help.

Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems

Our team have engineered the ABS2000, ABS2500 & ABS3000 – biologically advanced, aerated wastewater treatment systems that don’t just dispose of wastewater they treat it, resulting in a liquid that can be put to use irrigating your land.

The system features multiple treatment and aeration chambers and filters to process and treat the sewage and wastewater from your home. 

Unique to the ABS2000 are the additional diffusers in the aeration chambers resulting in higher quality effluent with lower nitrogen levels. In addition, a purpose-built clarifier assists with the final settling of sludge which is collected and returned to the primary chamber for further treatment. 

The final stage in the process is the pump-out chamber which discharges highly treated effluent to the irrigation disposal field. A dripline can be placed either into a shelter belt of trees or a garden, providing valuable irrigation.

Austin Bluewater ABS2000

How it works...

ABW ABS2000 Graphic
A Electrical Controls
B Blower
C Filter
D Pump

Step 1: All sewage and wastewater from your home flows into this chamber then into chamber 2.

Step 2 : All waste is treated and dispersed in an odourless process before flowing by displacement into the aeration chamber.

Step 3/4: Our unit is unique because it incorporates two aeration chambers with additional diffusers for higher quality effluent with lower nitrogen levels.


Step 5: Another unique feature is the purpose-built clarifier assisting with the final settling of sludge, which is collected and returned to the primary chamber for further treatment.


Step 6: Final settling/ irrigation pump out chamber discharges the highly treated effluent to the irrigation disposal field for reuse in the environment.

Best suited to…

Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems (AWTS) can be utilised by any property whether they are considered lifestyle or rural. The high level of treatment makes the treated effluent suitable for dispersal within all soil types. 

ABW ABS2000 Brochure

Advanced Wastewater

Treatment System Brochure


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Lightweight Polyethylene Treatment System

The Taylex ABS2000 system is specifically designed and rotomoulded as a one piece tank using sandwiched closed cell polymer foam to make tanks light, strong and durable, with no sealants, glues or flimsy internal materials for walls or panels.

It is designed to last the lifetime of your house, and because it is one piece construction, it allows for ease of installation.

Taylex “World Series” uses only the highest quality materials to ensure long lasting products. Linear air blowers used in our system are designed to last twice the life of comparable diaphram blowers and with less maintenance.


Our controllers are designed for functionality and self diagnosis. An alarm code will be displayed if anything abnormal occurs within the system.

We only use products that will withstand the harsh environments they are working in. All electrical products, such as the aerator, irrigation pump and controller use 3-pin plugs for ease of replacement.

Taylex Lightweight

The Taylex “World Series” System is a natural organic system which employs natures own resources to reduce wastewater to a clear, odourless liquid in 24 hours.

How it works...

Taylex Lightweight

Sectional view of plastic tank internal showing one-piece construction.

Sandwich closed cell foam polymer – lightweight and strong

Step 1: All wastewater from the home flows by gravity into the primary pre-treatment chamber of the TWS, and then into the secondary pre-treatment chamber by way of a mid-water take off. Solids are allowed to settle to the bottom of these chambers and a crust forms on the top. This naturally occurring crust stops

odour from escaping from these chambers. Anaerobic (no oxygen) bacteria establish themselves in these chambers and partially digest the organic matter. Any untreatable and potentially harmful solids are retained within these chambers. The mid-water liquor between the bottom sludge based layer and the surface crust then flows by displacement into the aeration chamber.

Step 2: Air is introduced into the aeration chamber by way of a small Aerator with an air diffuser located at the bottom of the chamber. Aerobic (oxygen loving) bacteria proliferate and digest most of the remaining organic material. Fixed biomedia assists the retention and growth of the biomass.

Step 3: The liquid then flows into the clarification chamber for final settling. Sludge is removed from this chamber via an air sludge lift and is returned to the primary pre-treatment chamber for further treatment.

Step 4: The treated effluent passes through a plate filter to settle out any floating solids. The treated effluent is stored in the irrigation chamber until sufficient water activates the automatic submersible irrigation pump via a float switch.

Step 5: The automatic irrigation pump discharges the treated effluent to the irrigation field for reuse in the environment.

Best suited to…

This lightweight advanced secondary wastewater treatment system is perfect for sites with difficult access or where cranes are not easily available.

ABW Taylex Brochure

Taylex Lightweight Polyethylene
Treatment System Brochure

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Water Storage / Stormwater Detention

Austin Bluewater manufacture and supply a wide range of water storage tanks from 3,000 litre to 20,000 litre capacity in various dimensions and configurations.

All our tanks are manufactured in one piece monolitiaic pre-cast steel moulds for strength and durability.

  • Austin Bluewater tanks incorporate a strong steel mesh framework finished in 40mpa concrete.

  • Tanks are able to be completely buried to lid height, with engineered designed lid structures to suit applications where lid may be covered.

  • Concrete tanks are thicker and made dense in wall structure allowing stored water to remain cooler than plastic, therefore minimising any algae/bacteria growth in water.

  • Our concrete water storage tanks are convenient and reliable in the event of fire.

Stormwater Detention
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Septic Treatment Systems

Untreated household sewage would quickly clog any soil structure if applied directly to the soil.

Our team have engineered the B33, B52 and B90 Septic Systems. The function of the septic tank is primarily as a settling tank, allowing solids to settle to the bottom of the tank with fats and grease floating to the surface.


The middle clear zone allows for draw off into a secondary chamber. Modern septic tanks generally include a bacteriological filter. Septic tanks may have one or two compartments with an additional chamber for a discharge pump.


The treated water is then dispersed on to your property.

B52 Septic Tank

How it works...

1: Inlet from Dwelling
Untreated wastewater enters system at this point from residence/commercial application.

2: Primary Treatment Chamber

In this chamber, solids settle to the chamber floor and fats and oils float to the surface leaving a clear zone in the middle. Anaerobic bacteria assist in the breakdown of collected solids.

3: Secondary Treatment Chamber

This chamber acts as a back up to chamber one enhancing treatment quality.

4: Polylok PL525 Filter

This effluent filter is rated for up to 37,000L/day making it one of the largest filters in its class. It has 525 linear feet of 1/16” filtration slots as well as an automatic shut-off ball. When the filter is removed for cleaning, the ball will float up and temporarily shut off the system so solids won’t leave the chamber.

5: Dispersal Chamber or Final Treatment Chamber

Depending on the configuration, this chamber can include a discharge pump, flout or gravity discharge/additional treatment chamber.

6: Discharge Pump

Various discharge options are available, depending on design engineer and local council requirements. Our technical engineers can specify pumps to suit.

7: Controls Panel (Powered systems only)
Alerts the owner in the event of a system fault.

ABW B52 Diagram

Treated effluent discharged via engineered disposal trench.

Service access points

Outlet Primary 1 to Primary 2 chamber

Discharge to


dispersal unit

Underground dispersal unit

Best suited to…

Sizing and suitability of septic tanks will vary depending on:

  • Design engineers and council specifications

  • Soil types and level of treatment specified by engineer

  • Number of bedrooms and sizing of dwelling

ABW B52 Brochure

Septic Treatment

System Brochure

B33 / B52 / B90

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Contact our team today!

0800 287 846

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