Water And Wastewater Africa specialize in Decentralised Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in South Africa, Africa,
and abroad by providing solutions through expert consultation, sustainable products, project management, and services.
We treat sewage, greywater, water, and industrial wastewater, as well as remove fat, oil and grease.
THE CURRENT APPROACH
TO WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
ONSITE & OFFSITE SANITATION
The current approach is either onsite or offsite sanitation.
Onsite sanitation includes open defecation, Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrine, soap pits, and septic tanks.
It poses a health risk pollutes the environment and aggravates social inequality.
Offsite sanitation includes conservancy tanks, piped sewerage networks and centralised wastewater treatment works. Offsite sanitation is infrastructure and energy-intensive, is expensive, and requires a high level of skill
to build, operate and maintain.
Most distribution pipelines are old, resulting in increased water losses. Added to this, high urbanisation trends increase the strain on wastewater treatment works to comply, causing the discharge of large quantities
of untreated or partially treated sewage into our water resources.
The solution is Decentralised Wastewater Treatment and local reuse.
It is based on the important principle of devolving the level of application so that
wastewater can be treated at affordable costs, cutting the costs of pumping
long distances, and promoting local reuse of treated wastewater.
We need to completely change our perception of wastewater,
its treatment & reuse.
BRIDGING THE GAP
What is Decentralised Wastewater Management?
Decentralised Wastewater Management includes the complete collection, treatment, and disposal, and/or reuse of wastewater close to or at the point where wastewater is generated. This concept can be applied in rural settings and urban settlements.
Decentralised Wastewater Management considers all necessary factors to best
approach your individual scenario:
Size and density of the population
Level of economic development
Technical capacity and government systems in place
Quality of wastewater required for discharge and/or reuse
WASTEWATER AS A RESOURCE RATHER THAN A LIABILITY
A Paradigm shift towards Water Sensitive Design and Planning builds the bridge from onsite
and offsite sanitation to more affordable, low-energy, and easy-to-operate and -maintain
water and wastewater management systems.
Water And Wastewater Africa specialize in these systems, that beautifully blend into the environment and limit the onsite water intake by recycling up to 90% of wastewater for onsite reuse.