HSTPs & Septic Tanks in Caboolture

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Septic Systems / Home Sewage Treatment Plants (HSTPs)

If you are living in an area that does not connect to the council sewer, you need to treat your home’s wastewater onsite, using a Home Sewage Treatment System (HSTP).

Hughes Plumbing Contractors offers a large range of septic and HSTP repair and installation services throughout Southeast Queensland, from the Sunshine Coast through to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Being certified and licensed to install all types of septic tanks and home sewage treatment plants (HSTPs), Hughes Plumbing Contractors is the go-to name in wastewater, offering a full start-to-finish solution for all things wastewater, domestic and commercial.

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Systems We Use


Hughes Plumbing Contractors is proud to use and recommend the Taylex system, locally made in Ormeau on the Gold Coast, QLD. Taylex has been the trusted name in wastewater since 1969.

Using the Taylex Advanced Secondary Wastewater Treatment Systems is safe, environmentally sound, reliable and cost-efficient. The advanced Taylex systems use natural processes to turn wastewater into clean, safe water which can be recycled onsite.

Ozzi Kleen

Hughes Plumbing Contractors are the Ozzi Kleen Distributor for the Moreton Bay Region, offering designs, supply of systems, installs, servicing, maintenance and breakdowns.

Hughes Plumbing Contractors can also supply, install, service and maintain all other brands and types of septic and home sewage treatment plants (HSTP’s).

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  • Site & soil evaluations, including soil tests & articulation reports (design works)
  • Council applications/approvals
  • Servicing all brands of septics & HSTPs
  • Installation of HSTPs
  • Repairs & breakdowns of all systems
  • Removal & decommissioning of old systems
  • Replacements of failed septic trenches
  • Septic upgrades/conversions
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Sustainable Wastewater Management

Septic systems and home sewage treatment plants are at the forefront of sustainable wastewater management. These systems are designed to treat and recycle wastewater on-site, offering a green solution for properties that lack access to council sewer systems. By choosing an HSTP, you can take a significant step towards eco-friendly practices, reducing your environmental footprint and contributing to the health of your local ecosystem.

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Key Benefits Of Septic Systems And HSTPs


Septic Systems and HSTPs offer a range of benefits that extend beyond simple wastewater management:

  • Water Conservation: Treated water from an HSTP can often be used for irrigation, which conserves water by recycling it for non-potable purposes, such as gardening and landscaping.
  • Cost-Efficiency: These systems can be more cost-effective in the long run compared to the expense of connecting to a sewer line, especially in remote areas. They typically require less infrastructure and lower monthly utility costs.
  • Longevity and Reliability: When properly maintained, septic systems can last for decades, providing a reliable method of sewage treatment with minimal need for repairs or replacements.
  • Improved Property Value: A well-maintained septic system or HSTP can increase the value of your property by ensuring it has an efficient and modern wastewater treatment solution in place.

Contact Hughes Plumbing Contractors Today

Choose a Taylex wastewater solution installed by Hughes Plumbing Contractors for your property. For septic tank installations or repairs across the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast areas, call us on 0406 288 142.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a traditional septic tank and an HSTP?

A traditional septic tank is a basic system that separates solids from liquids, allowing the liquid effluent to be released into the ground while the solids decompose. In contrast, an HSTP is a more advanced system that provides additional treatment stages. It purifies the wastewater to a higher level before it’s discharged, making it suitable for use in irrigation and other applications.

How often do HSTPs and septic tanks need to be serviced?

Regular servicing is important for the optimal performance of both HSTPs and septic tanks. Typically, an HSTP requires servicing every 3 to 12 months, depending on the system and usage, while septic tanks generally need to be pumped out every 3 to 5 years. However, these intervals can vary, so it’s best to consult with a professional like Hughes Plumbing Contractors for a tailored maintenance schedule.

Which areas do you serve?

We offer installation and repair services for septic systems and HSTPs across Southeast Queensland. Our service areas include the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our team is equipped to handle the unique challenges, ensuring your septic system is installed with precision and care, regardless of your property’s location within our service region.

What makes Hughes Plumbing Contractors a reliable choice for septic system installation?

Our reliability stems from our certified and licensed professionals, who are well-versed in all types of septic systems and HSTPs. We offer a comprehensive solution, which means we can manage every aspect of your wastewater system. Our team is committed to ensuring every system we work on is set up for long-term success.

How do you ensure the quality of your septic system services?

Quality assurance is at the heart of our services. Our certified and licensed professionals ensure every installation or repair meets the highest industry standards. We stay updated with the latest regulations and technologies in wastewater management to provide services that are not only compliant but also contribute to the sustainability of your property.

Do you offer septic system services for commercial properties?

Yes, we also cater to commercial clients. We understand the complexities and scale of commercial properties and offer customised solutions that meet the demands of any business. From small enterprises to large complexes, our services are designed to ensure your business remains operational and compliant with all wastewater treatment regulations.

Are there any restrictions on where an HSTP can be installed?

While HSTPs are versatile, there are certain restrictions based on local council regulations, property size, soil type and proximity to water bodies. At Hughes Plumbing Contractors, our team can help you navigate these regulations and determine the most suitable system for your location.