water products

Our business is to deliver quality water solutions to our clients.  For us, wastewater treatment is not simply our business, it is everybody’s business.

Our business is focused on harnessing the collective skills, expertise and experience of our team to create water and wastewater management systems and services that lend themselves towards sustainable communities.

Our goal is simple: achieve all of the project goals and objectives while providing value for money to its customers and optimise the allocation of resources and inputs to meet these objectives.


According to the Green Drop Report, South Africa has:

Waste Water Treatments



which have the collective design capacity to receive

litres a day

In 2013 These Systems Received:

a day nationwide

theoretically leaving a

surplus capacity for future demand

Of the 824 wastewater treatment:

were assessed in 2013 to be in a critical condition and in need of regulatory action

a further

treatment works were in a poor condition and warranted urgent attention


Wastewater treatment works received Green Drop Certification

This means that almost half the wastewater treatment works in South Africa were not functioning adequately and in need of some form of intervention.  Although the Department recently briefed the Parliamentary committee on Water and Sanitation on the progress of the Blue Drop and Green Drop programmes, no data on waste water treatment works was provided


As a country which has scarce fresh water resources, every South African should be concerned with harnessing and protecting this scarce commodity. Our strong manufacturing capabilities allows us to provide value for money to our customers.



Designed as a general purpose desludging mechanism for tanks with sloping floors up to 20° to the horizontal the radial settling tank is suitable for primary, activated and humus sludges as well as a variety of settlement applications associated with process liquors and trade effluents.

A peripherally driven rotating half bridge is employed in conjunction with a robust scraper mechanism, the blades of which are arranged in a radial formation to convey the sludge over the floor into a central well. A sludge draw-off pipe extends from the central well under the tank to an external chamber and a sluice valve controls the flow that is under hydrostatic head. For final settling tank applications an adjustable bellmouth is incorporated to enable the operator to regulate the rate of sludge removal.

Secondary Settling Tanks

Designed for the settlement and removal of light sludges in the shortest possible time, the suction lift setting tank is particularly suited to the needs of the activated sludge process, the efficiency of which depends upon the rapid return of sludge in a fresh and healthy condition. The equipment is equally suitable for humus tanks from which the sludge should be withdrawn before denitrification can occur. The circular tank has a flat floor that means that construction is simple and economical.

A peripherally driven rotating half bridge is employed in conjunction with a robust scraper mechanism, with blades arranged in a vee-shaped formation and supplied with uptake tubes, to lift the sludge under hydrostatic head to a sight box and transfer by siphon to a sludge outlet drum for return into the system. Plug valves are incorporated in the uptake tubes to enable the operator to regulate the rate of sludge removal.

• A full range of ancillary equipment is available to complement the range of settling tanks/clarifiers.
• Central circular deflector drums (stilling wells) to create an even radial flow into the body of the tank.
• Side scrapers for removal of light sludges from the tank wall.
• Scum baffles with adjustable brackets.
• Scum skimming and collection into a flooded hopper for discharge activated by passage of the bridge.
• Adjustable peripheral weirs, plain or vee-notched, for even discharge of settled effluent.
• Self adjusting brushes to clean weir plates and outlet launder sides and floor.


The radial flow type mixer has been designed to prevent the settlement of low density solids in the anoxic zones without the entrainment of oxygen by excessive surface turbulence. A curved blade radial flow turbine eliminates the possibility of rags or stringy material fouling the impeller and causing detrimental out of balance forces whilst low operating speeds maintain stability, limit the possibility of vortexing and prevent floc shear. Tip velocities are normally limited to 2.5 m/sec


Flow Control Gates, manually or automatically controlled, can be supplied for channel or wall mounting applications in a variety of materials to suit all operating and environmental conditions.


At Fabwater, we offer complete water solutions ranging from fittings to flanges, couplings and even pipeline installation according to your specific requirements.

We have a well equipped engineering shop for all your fabrication and welding.

Applications included, but are not limited to:

• All Schedules Fabricated Fittings:
• Laterals
• Lobster Back & Pull Bends 3D & Special Radius
• Equal & Reducing Tees
• Concentric & Eccentric Reducers
• Elbows
• Flanges and Long Weld neck all pressure Ratings
• HDPE & PVC Fittings
• Fabricated Reducers to your Specification
• All others to customers required specifications


FABWATER™ is able to offer a comprehensive range of submersible and dry well pumps from internationally renowned and reputed manufacturers for all applications. Extensive in-house expertise and freedom of choice ensures the correct selection of affordable equipment for reliable and effective operation with minimal maintenance requirements.
Fabrication of professional pipework installations compliment the company’s bouquet of legendary expertise.

FABWATER™ can offers the following conventional pumps all of which can be supplied with a range of accessories, motor manufacturers, speeds and solid handling capabilities.• Self-priming pumps.
• Diaphragm pumps.
• Chemical/process booster pumps.
• Peristaltic pumps.
• Positive displacement pumps.
• Chemical dosing pumps.
• Multi-stage pumps.
• End suction centrifugal pumps.
• Borehole pumps.
• Submersible pumps.


Vertical shaft, slow speed aerators are ideal for the bacterial oxidisation of effluent by the transfer of oxygen from the atmosphere and to provide the necessary turbulence to maintain homogenisation and mixing between the live medium, the polluting elements and the water thus oxygenated. Oxygen transfer rates are proportional to the power absorbed at the aerator shaft and this, in turn, is governed by the size, speed and immersion of the turbine.

FABWATER™ aerator impellers are rag free in operation, have a high pumping capability suitable for low and high-energy applications and produce a stable wave formation with a minimum of erratic splashing and negligible airborne mist.

Typical vertical shaft aerators employed on conventional effluent and waste water plants platform mounted on fixed concrete bridges.

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