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Wastewater Treatment Systems

Taylex Advanced Secondary Wastewater Treatment Systems are safe, environmentally sound, reliable and cost efficient. Our advanced systems use natural processes to turn wastewater into clean, safe water which can be recycled on-site.

If you are living in an area that does not join a council sewer, you need to treat your home’s wastewater on site, using a Home Sewage Treatment System.

Taylex Advanced Secondary Wastewater Systems act like a mini municipal treatment plant, utilising the good bacteria that naturally occurs in your home’s wastewater, to consume the harmful bacteria.

By installing a Taylex System you will be able to reclaim your household wastewater and obtain clean, clear water to irrigate your yard. The treated water that will come from your Taylex Advanced Secondary Wastewater System is 65 times cleaner than septic tank effluent, and at least 5 times cleaner than effluent from most other treatment systems.

65x Cleanerthan Septic tank effluent

Advanced Secondary Treatment Systems are designed to treat all the waste water that is generated by your home.

The waste water includes the sewage (black water) that is discharged from toilets, and the sullage (grey water) that is discharged from sinks, washing machines, dish washers, showers and baths.

Your Taylex Wastewater Treatment System treats wastewater in an environmentally sustainable way by making use of the naturally occurring bacteria that is present in the waste water. The system is designed to hold the polluted or degraded water in a series of compartments where various types of bacteria can flourish and in doing so, “treat” the water, naturally, without dangerous chemicals or additives.

Step One

Primary Chamber

The first stop for your household wastewater is in the ‘Primary Chamber’. Here solids will naturally sink to the bottom and fats and oils will naturally float to the top, leaving a clear “Supernatant Zone” in the middle. This zone will transfer to the next stage of treatment. Good bacteria that already exists in the wastewater starts to flourish.

Step Two

Secondary Chamber

Further settling happens here. Millions of bacteria are now well established and munching away at organic matter in your wastewater. Again, water from the middle flows on to the next stage. If you had have chosen a Septic System, this is where the journey would end and effluent would now be pumped onto your property and into our environment, relying on sand or soil to do the rest. With a Taylex Wastewater Treatment System, there are still four more steps to produce clean, clear, safe water for your yard.

Step Three

Aeration Chamber

This is where the magic happens, your quiet, reliable, energy efficient Nitto Blowers send oxygen into the chamber in the form of tiny bubbles. These bubbles pass through a specially designed filter system called “Bio-Mass”. Bio Mass is purpose designed to trap the air bubbles to feed naturally occurring ‘Aerobic bacteria’. These microscopic Eco-Warriors are now hard at work, chomping through most of the remaining organic matter, polishing the water and eliminating odour.

Step Four

Clarification Chamber

More settling occurs here. Once settled to the bottom, this magical mix of Aerobic bacteria and fine particle solids are sent back to the Primary Chamber to keep it healthy and working hard (not smelly). What is left is sent through a TFG filter and onto the final stage of treatment.

Step Five

Irrigation Tank

The water gets a ‘kiss’ goodbye from our Chlorinator which removes any harmful bacteria, viruses and pathogens, producing clean, clear and safe water. When the chamber fills up, your dependable irrigation pump automatically switches on to send crystal-clear, environmentally safe water out to your designated irrigation area.

Step Six

To Irrigation

When the irrigation tank fills up, your dependable irrigation pump automatically switches on to send your water out to do its job in your yard. Crystal clear water irrigates your designated area and returns safely to nature.

Taylex 1500 ABS systems are designed to process and treat 1,500L of wastewater. Average wastewater generated per day:


One Person


Family of Four

Peace of mind with emergency storage

Taylex systems have the largest emergency storage buffers currently available on the market. In cases where surge loading events can’t be avoided (like parties or in the unlikely event there is a critical fault with your system) your family has up to 9.8 days of storage (assuming a 600L daily flow). That’s 1,963 toilet flushes or 13 hours of shower time!

Select Your Tank


Emergency Buffer Zone

9.8 days

of Storage Based on 600L/day


Toilet Flushes


Shower Time


Washing Loads


Emergency Buffer Zone

5.7 days

of Storage Based on 600L/day


Toilet Flushes


Shower Time


Washing Loads


Emergency Buffer Zone

8.6 days

of Storage Based on 600L/day


Toilet Flushes


Shower Time


Washing Loads


Emergency Buffer Zone

1.7 days

of Storage Based on 600L/day


Toilet Flushes


Shower Time


Washing Loads

Advanced Secondary Wastewater Treatment Systems are known by different names in different states, here are some of the names you might have heard;

  • Home Sewage Treatment Plant (HSTP)
  • Sewage Treatment System (STS)
  • On-site Sewage Facilities (OSSF)
  • Aerobic Septic Systems
  • Aerobic Treatment Units (ATU)
  • Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems (AWTS)
  • Wastewater Treatment Systems

Please contact us to arrange a quote for a customised system to suit your site

Call 1300 829 539