AES Advanced Enviro-Septic Australia for Plumbers

Advanced Enviro Septic


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.

  • The AES on-site treatment process uses a natural bacterial process to remove 99% of wastewater contaminants and ensure a potential system life of over 20 yrs. Watch the video
  • Achieves Advanced Secondary quality water with no electricity or harmful chemicals
  • Approved and used in more Countries and National Parks than an other system in Australia
  • Made with significant quantities of recycled plastic with the components guaranteed for 20yrs.
  • Provide greater protection of soil and ground water.
  • Local Lic Plumbers with local knowledge and experience do the installation and have an interest in their own community
  • Durable, non-biodegradable components that last indefinitely with a 20-year guarantee against manufacturing defects.
  • Bacteria destroys 99% of all contaminants before it contacts the soil ensuring no replacement costs
  • Requires no servicing other than pump out of your septic tank depending on the amount of sludge build up. Most Councils and AS 1547-2012 recommend every 3 to 5 years.
  • No expensive pumps, blowers or computer control boards are required. (Most of these items have a limited warranty of 12 months and when they fail you can be confronted with costs of up $1000.00 to supply and replace a control board for example.)
  • NO ELECTRICTY costs. (Rotorua Council testing had AWTS systems that used $800 worth of Electricity per year.) Read More
  • AES is installed by licenced plumbers, which have completed the free AES certification course. Allowing competitive quotes ensuring best value for your money and do not require you to sign long term maintenance agreements.
  • Cheaper than an AWTS and no more expensive that a conventional septic to install.
  • Uses course sand instead of crushed rock, which is much easier to work with and to get into difficult places.
  • AES does not fail if you take a holiday or you have a power failure or accidentally turn the power off.
Plumbers can complete the free basic AES certification course on-line. Get certified

  • Plumbers fulfill an important role in achieving a successful outcome for on-site installations. Please review the AES installation instructions.
  • AS1547.2012 list good construction practice that reduces damage to the soil structure and provides advice in soil improvement options that aid successful outcomes in heavy soils.
  • Plumbers with site and soil qualifications who are recognised by the local council can design AES systems they are installing themselves provided they have completed the AES certification course.
  • AES can be used for new and retrofit applications. In Retro fit applications where septic tanks are separate from the grey water, classification of the water quality must be secondary as all testing for Advanced Secondary has been conducted with all waste through the septic tank.
  • Design criteria from Site and soil reports are entered into AES calculator to provide checking data for Chankar Environmental and forms part of Councils Approval application. Enter site address and all other relevant information including daily design load, soil classification etc.The completed AES calculator is then emailed to our office. We check the AES design and assist plumbers and designers in realising the best AES outcome for both you the plumber and your client. The approved calculator is then digitally signed and returned for the application to the Local Authority. (Please Note that an unsigned calculator could delay the application and result in a a RFI (request for further information.)The calculator will generate a bill of AES components required for the system. When a quote is required by an AES certified plumber you simply submit the approved calculator and our staff will assist with supply and delivery.AES DESIGN CALCULATOR V4.4 PC version

Good design methods allow the AES to be used in all classifications of soil type as listed belowUp to Cat 6 – site and soil conditions dictate the AES design.
Level sites – heavy soil, high rain fall
Sloping sites
Steep sloping
Contour trench’s
Lineal Loading options CAD .dwg versionBack fill to all land application systems is important to promote even infiltration to all land application installations. The AES pipes must be installed level along the length as does the trench. When back fill of the installation is completed it must also be level following the contours of the land application area.

  • Small footprints can be achieved per AS1547:2012 by the using the Secondary DLR loading rates
  • Reduced set backs are available in Queensland due to the Advanced Secondary standard achieved by the AES.
  • AES pipes are flexible and allow trenches to be installed along the contours of the site and to create curved beds around site constraints such as buildings etc.
  • AES achieves even distribution of treated water over the full length of the AES pipe.
  • AES can be designed for systems from 180litres per day to unlimited 300,000 +.
  • AES can be installed under car parks and driveways to save space in sensitive environmental areas or restricted sites such as motels etc. refer to H20 Report
  • Advanced AES system designs including multi-layer, capture and reuse can be achieved. Designs of this nature have a much higher level of assistance from Chankar Environmental to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • AES system sand is a course clean sand with less than 2% silt content. Course sand used in the manufacture of concrete will always meet this spec. We provide a free testing service using the Presby Spec checker.
  • For more information select this system sand link.