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Solar powered sewage system

We installed a system in 2016 and . . .

. . the client recently asked us to check it over.  I went to see him just yesterday.


We have installed many, many sewage systems but this one is a little different.

Stephen Bekker has a small holding in Pretoria, and had decided on a Scarab system to treat up to 65000 litres per day. Without Eskom power. The whole property is connected up to solar power. And then he only runs the plant during daylight hours - when the sun shines.

Water quality? Its crystal clear and no foul odours.

Any issues? None at all, says Steve. Not a moment's trouble - in 5 years! Just a little maintenance, that's it.

Anything he would like us to change?  Well, yes. Could we reduce the power consumption? The plant has already proven itself, since 2016, and should we manage to halve the consumption, and still maintain top water quality, this would be a major breakthrough for Scarab. Our plan is to replace all of Stephen's  pumps with smaller units, and then monitor the results. Reducing power is something we have planned for, for a long time on all our systems designs. Now we are in a position to test a live plant, under full load, without the constant threat of loadshedding, and water shortages.

What an exciting development !

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