We Believe Every Drop is Worth Saving
Without water, there can be no life. As a company rooted in Africa, we have the first-hand experience in a very urgent need for solutions that will conserve and sustain our most precious natural resource.
EcoSat has embraced this challenge as an opportunity to developed new strategies and technologies in the field of Portable Water. Leadership, vision, and our continued dedication to the innovation of sustainable solutions have made EcoSat a preferred supplier of reuse and recycling technologies and in the management of effluent and sludge plants for municipalities and various industry players.
EcoSat delivers pro-active and transparent water and effluent management strategies which include:
- Professional assistance
- Consultation and project and/or plant management
- Ecological impact assessments
- Environmental, waste and water management programmes
- Effluent and sanitation management according to regulatory requirements
Our solutions include several "zero effluent" discharge facilities for the centralised treatment of stormwater run-off and effluent that have brought our vision of reducing the impact on the environment wherever possible, to life.
EcoSat provides bulk water services to both small rural water schemes that require basic water treatment, through to megalitre regional water supply schemes which include abstraction from existing natural water sources as well as recycling waste streams, waste handling and process automation.
Our effluent to potable water solutions provide:
- Effective natural state stability restoration of radical pollutants
- Cost-effective non-intervention pollution remediation processes
- Electrolytic pH restoration that results in the precipitation of heavy base metals
- Dissolves flocculation cations without inhabiting anions
- Sacrificial electrodes extract and precipitate sulphates, phosphates and metals associated with an effluent
- Cost-effective acid mine drainage amelioration
Our Solutions Support the Dignity of Young and Old
More than a decade after President Thabo Mbeki announced plans to eradicate the demeaning and unhygienic bucket system, it unfortunately still remains a reality for the majority of rural communities and especially learners of schools in surrounding areas.
Pit toilets are the primary solution for many rural schools and homes in Africa. However, their management and sanitation pose a multitude of challenges. These systems fill up quickly and unpleasant odours build-up due to water intrusion, which make them very unpleasant to use. In certain schools, pupils resort to open defecation if their latrines no longer functional. Some schools have run out of space to build new latrines and have resorted to pit-emptying and other unsafe methods of sludge disposal.
With as much as 5.2 million pit toilets, these systems are large contributors to the uncontrollable sewage in our water systems and have many negative impacts on the environment as well as the people who call it home. As may as 1000 human fatalities daily in South Africa are caused by waterborne diseases as a direct result of this pollution.
The environmental impact is just as devastating. A survey estimated that twenty of SA's major dams contained in excess of 60% recycled sewage, a problem that costs the Department of Health as much as R8 billion per annum. EcoSat's Bio Remediation capability through Hydropure a subsidiary of the Dzothe EWS, continues to deliver sustainable solutions to these serious problems.
EcoSat has played a pivotal role in delivering solutions to reduce sludge as well as lower the risk of disease in school using pit latrines. The EcoSat team is passionate about leveraging strong relationships with government institutions such as SADEC as well as environmental preservation organisations such as WWF to continue to give learners access to clean and healthy toilet facilities.
We believe that our unique and comprehensive products, services and partnerships will power the provision of safe, adequate and reliable water sanitation in our rural communities in order to enable children's basic rights to education and dignity.