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South Africa's Leaders in
Sewage treatment systems





Scarab Water - The internationally recognized pioneers in the field

of waste water treatment package plant technology.

"Treat your water to a Scarab system®"

Scarab Water and the humble dungbeetle

Welcome to Scarab Water, where we turn domestic sewage into clean water with the same diligence and efficiency as nature’s dung beetle.

Established in 2000 by Steve Nicol and his late father, Gordon, Scarab Water has been at the forefront of providing sustainable sewage treatment solutions across South Africa, Africa, and as far as Australia.

Much like the dung beetle, which tirelessly processes waste to nurture and rejuvenate the soil, our company is dedicated to transforming domestic sewage into a valuable resource. Our innovative waste water treatment plants, tested and approved by notable entities such as Umgeni Water, and the notorious Durban Metro, stand as a testament to our commitment to excellence and environmental safekeeping.

At Scarab Water, we pride ourselves on our practical solutions that cater to a wide range of needs, from households to large communities. By harnessing the same principles of efficiency and sustainability identified by the humble dung beetle, we aim to make a significant positive impact on our environment.

Join us in our mission to leave the planet a little better than we found it, one drip of water at a time. Every single day.

And, like the dung beetle, have fun doing it.

The Best Waste Water Treatment Company in South Africa.

Scarab Water - Best sewage treatment companies in South Africa - Prestige Awards 2022

Scarab - Best in Wastewater - Awards

We are delighted to announce that Scarab Water domestic sewage systems (South African), has achieved another accolade for our dedication and passion towards the treatment of waste water. This award offers us comfort and reassurance in knowing that there are outsiders who also consider water being at the very center of our survival here on earth, and see us as pioneers in our respective field.

These waste water treatment plants global footprint are an indication of where we walk in the specific environmental path of domestic sewage and wastewater recycling. We hope that all those involved in this industry, see this as a challenge, to do better, and achieve their own recognition. It is this "Stamp of Approval" award that encourages us all to achieve more. And we can.

We would like to thank the Prestige Award adjudicators, based in the United Kingdom, for selecting us as worthy award recipients to this annual event.

We now received a total of 11 awards, from 7 different organizations. No mean feat.
Sewage treatment plants

Innovative Sewage Treatment Solutions

Domestic waste water Treatment Systems - South Africa.The SCARAB team designs and installs domestic sewerage treatment plants. The brand was first marketed in mid 2001, and a major investment and research program was initiated, resulting, finally, in the first prototype. This new design was installed in mid 2002.

Our tough and reliable sewage systems proved to be very effective and reliable and is still operational to this day. References here.

Domestic Sewage Treatment
Package Plants South Africa since 2001

Why choose Scarab

Scarab systems are the most advanced, yet simple design on the market. Already been tested in both rural and peri-urban areas throughout Africa, since 2001, it's found to be rugged, reliable, simple to maintain / operate and trouble free. We are the package plant people.

We supply wastewater treatment plants to mines, schools, clinics, eco-estates, camping sites, game lodges, remote mining camps and housing estates.

Some of our clients include;

Multiple awards and referrals in recognition of our technology and dedication from local and international sources provide us with a reputation offered to you.

We can proudly claim that our product is the most recognized waste water treatment plant brand worldwide.

Scarab Waste Water System

Scarab completing a sewage treatment system at Lake Leslie, Queensalnd,  Australia

Green & Unique

Scarab is the only known domestic sewage system that has achieved compliance (general standards) within seven working days. This quickly reduces the human footprint from your area by taking the waste out of your household sewerage. 
Water reuse quality is clear and odourless, and great for garden irrigation, dust suppression, water features and re-flushing toilets. These irrigated areas remain green the whole year through, so our systems will add environmental value to your property.  

Recycle your water that saves that special resource.


Package plants South Africa

Our sewage treatment plant installed in a back garden on a lawn

Easy to Maintain

Our sewage systems require no shut down to service and repair aeration equipment. There are no moving / serviceable parts in the bioreactors. Due to the highly effective aeration system, the bottom of the tank is constantly 'swept' and from this point, de-sludging is an easy task. Many other systems will choke up, and often would need to be replaced - giving a service life of less than 5 years. Provided the system is shielded from the sun, your wastewater treatment plants could last 25+ years.
Who you choose to supply you a rugged, reliable, tested and endorsed, multiple award winning, internationally recognized, passionately crafted, eco-friendly, domestic waste water treatment plant, . . . . .       is your choice.

Sewerage Treatment Plant

Our sewerage treatment systems installed in tight spaces near the driveway

Simply Compliant

Even though Scarab package plants require no post-treatment clarifier (read here), it still achieves compliance.This is achieved by using our aeration design that offers an extended bubble path-length, so that oxygen stays in the water for much longer. This means that our aeration is super efficient, allowing the sewage treatment system more time to consume the "food" in the water, without being deprived of oxygen.

In many cases, other systems can only offer standard aeration i.e  from bottom to the top water level. In these cases, should increased aeration be required, the added bubbles create excessive turbulence, and the biological process becomes unsettled.  Water quality deteriorates.
We can increase aeration without added turbulence.

Tough, gentle and reliable wastewater treatment solutions.

On-site wastewater treatment

Scarab onsite package plants installed near the parking lot of a coastal lodge in South Africa

School sewage systems

Scarab sewage treatment plants installed at a rural school in South Africa

Onsite waste water treatment plant

Scarab designed and installed this waste water treatment plant for a lodge in Limpopo

Scarab Integrity

The integrity of the people behind the Scarab brand, reflects

the care taken with each system

not only in the unsurpassed quality of materials, attention to detail of the design

manufacture and installation, but that the same attention

is given to the quality of the final effluent.

To Scarab's many satisfied clients, this ultimate test offers peace of mind,

and proudly acknowledges that they have accepted

the best environmental solution available.

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