Conventional Septic Systems have been the most common on-site effluent disposal systems in Australia with the 1st system installed in Adelaide in 1906. It is still recognised as the simplest and most cost effective option with the exception of its Achilles heel being progressive failure. (The blocking of the receiving soil with suspended solids and dead biomat).
During the 90s the 1st AWTS system was introduced to achieve a better quality treatment and Plumbers were excluded from this work by exclusive license agreements. NOT ANY MORE!! – Many consumers and industry participants are realising that complicated and expensive to maintain systems have high failure rates and high consumer dissatisfaction.
Plumbers now have the opportunity to install and provide their clients with a long term, low cost and high quality community health and environmental outcome. Over 100yrs of knowledge is applied in AS1547 and it is time to bring the SEPTIC BACK as the best option in all soil types with Advanced Enviro-Septic and good installation practice.