Approved alternative treatment systems

The following table details the approved alternative treatment systems that are approved by the Department of Health WA.
Where nutrient retention is required, the local government should be consulted to determine if the systems’ nutrient removal capacity will meet their requirements.

Manufacture / Supplier

Brand Name

Model

System Capacity

Comments

Expiry Date

Filtrex Innovative Wastewater Solutions (external site) 
PO Box 5122
BUNBURY WA 6231
Ph: (08) 9726 0118
Fax: (08) 9726 0117
Email: info@filtrex.com.au  

 Filtrex Alternative Treatment Systems

 ATS-2

 Up to 564L/day

Certification trial results showed that the system has the following nutrient removal capacities:

  • TP (% removal): 95%
  • TN (% removal): 75%

Refer to product approval conditions for further information on installation requirements.

26/10/2020

 ATS-4

 Up to 829L/day

 ATS-5

Up to 1099L/day 

 ATS-6

Up to 1369L/day 

 ATS Gen-X

Variable (approved for commercial systems)

Presby Environmental Inc
143 Airport Road, Whitefield,
NH03598 UNITED STATES

Supplier:
Chankar Environmental PL (external site) 
6/62 Rene Street
NOOSAVILLE QLD 4566
Ph: (07) 5474 4055
Fax: (07) 5335 1691
Email: info@enviro-septic.com.au

Advanced Enviro-Septic

AES-38

 1500L/day

Approved for disposal via subsoil infiltration, mound or evapotranspiration-absorption bed.

Land application area to be sized in accordance to AS/NZS1547.

Certification trial results showed that the system has the following nutrient removal capacities:

  • Average TN (% removal): 24.3%

SAI Global License No:
SMK40495

9 July 2020

Rootzone Australia PL (external site) 
PO Box 414
PICTON NSW 2571
Ph: (02) 4632 7566
Fax: (02) 46327344
Email: rootzone@rootzone.com.au

 Rootzone

Model 1200

1200L/day 

Reedbed sand filter system

Approved for below ground disposal via sub-surface and sub-strata irrigation.

System not certified to remove nutrients.

SAI Global License No:
SMKH10690

29/01/2019

Wormsmart Bio-Logical Waste Systems PL
60 Country Club Drive
SAFETY BEACH VIC 3936

WA Supplier:
Anthony Smith
Ph: 0407247844 or
08 9758 8640 
Email: info@ecowastewater.com.au
Wormsmart AWSP1800PF  1800L/day Septic tanks are approved only for below ground installation only as a primary treatment system with underground disposal.

System not certified to remove nutrients.
Global certification No: 339

25/08/2021

More information

  • Water Unit, Environmental Health Directorate
    Department of Health
    Telephone: 9388 4999
    Email: ehinfo@health.wa.gov.au
Last reviewed: 20-06-2016
Last updated: 26-10-2017
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