Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa (Veolia) is one of the largest water treatment companies in South Africa specialising in treating water with full engineering and production capabilities for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment. The water specialist company also provides full project management for all its water and wastewater treatment solutions and technologies.

Veolia’s Johannesburg, Durban and Paarl offices facilitate the company’s nationwide service offering, ensuring it can reach any area within South Africa and north of its borders. To aid with African distribution and projects, Veolia also has offices in Botswana and Namibia. As part of a global water treatment company, Veolia can tap into any of its sister water and wastewater treatment companies’ resources if required.

4 Divisions To Meet All Your Water Requirements

Veolia’s Design and BuildEngineered SystemsOperations and Maintenanceand Services divisions ensure that Veolia can fulfil any of its clients’ water and wastewater treatment requests. These include from conventional water and wastewater treatment plants to packaged water and wastewater treatment plants, as well as water and wastewater mobile treatment plants. We can provide any water treatment process or solution for small or large scale plant requirements.

The water specialist company providing full project management for all your water and wastewater treatment requirements. 

It’s NOT wastewater! With Veolia’s Leading Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies, IT’S RESOURCE WATER.

Water And Wastewater Treatment For Municipalities

Veolia's municipal water treatment solutions and technologies are used around the world. Veolia Water Technologies has supplied more than 103.13 million people with drinking water, and more than 73.1 million with wastewater services in over 70 countries.

Veolia’s municipal water and wastewater treatment offering consists of treatment processes, chemicals and plants for drinking water and sewage treatment.

Drinking Water Treatment

Veolia has 350+ technologies in its portfolio that it uses to treat feedwater from numerous natural sources, including the ocean. Treatment solutions can be adapted to unique requirements.

The company also conducts full turnkey projects for the provision of drinking water. Our worldwide network provides expertise to deliver everything required, from large scale water treatment plants to small, modular systems in remote areas.

Veolia is Africa’s leading total water solutions provider, serving all industries and caring for communities.

Wastewater and Sewage Treatment

Veolia treats sewage to global standards. To do this, it provides the following wastewater (sewage) solutions:

  • Removing / eliminating harmful pathogens
  • Clearing hazardous chemicals, detergents and toxins
  • Reducing odour and improve water colour
  • Separating and extracting valuable substances and clean water

All of these are achieved through one of 3 methods:

Treat 500 residents’ sewage with just 1 small package plant.

Water And Wastewater Treatment For Industry

Veolia’s industrial wastewater water treatment solutions cater to the requirements of a number of markets. These water treatment methods are designed to aid companies with usable process water and potable water, and help conduct effective water and wastewater management. 

Advantages of Veolia’s industrial water and wastewater treatment. Some of the advantages for companies making use of Veolia’s industrial water treatment services are:

  • Reduced costs and enhanced savings
  • Operational excellence
  • Recovering by-products and reducing waste
  • Access to proven water technologies

As a water solutions company and one of the top water treatment companies in South Africa, we develop, design, combine or customise water and wastewater treatment solutions tailored to your application requirements – anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa

Industrial water treatment

In order for Veolia’s industrial clients to treat process and potable water to industry standards, Veolia’s offers water treatment processes through various solutions, including mobile or containerised water treatment plants, reverse osmosis plants and water purification technologies.

  • Water purification technologies: water technologies tailored for potable water, and highly purified water for industrial use, such as applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Reverse osmosis plants: tailored for water recycling and water reuse, they also contribute to zero liquid discharge

Veolia enables municipalities and industries to recycle their process water, extracting maximum value from every drop!

Read about our distinction in this field of expertise here.*

Industrial wastewater treatment

The wastewater treatment technologies used by Veolia for industrial wastewater treatment are designed to meet the strictest disinfection and purification specifications. The company makes use of its patented Hydrex wastewater treatment chemicals; wastewater package plants and industrial water treatment, which is tailored for use.

Veolia’s processes and services for industrial wastewater treatment include:

  • Engineering and construction of wastewater treatment processing plants
  • Process water production
  • Wastewater decontamination
  • Recycling treated wastewater and industrial effluents
  • Reuse of treated sludge
  • Zero liquid or zero effluent discharge
  • Recovery of valuable commodities from wastewater
  • Operation, maintenance and optimisation of wastewater treatment processing plants

Did You Know?

100% of wastewater can be recycled.

Our Industrial Water And Wastewater Treatment Services

Veolia's municipal water treatment solutions and technologies are used around the world. Veolia Water Technologies has supplied more than 103.13 million people with drinking water, and more than 73.1 million with wastewater services in over 70 countries.

From consumables, such as membranes and chemicals, to complete process-specific water treatment plant systems, Veolia provides efficient, sustainable and lower-footprint solutions for your operation.

The following services for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment are provided by Veolia:

  • OperationsOperate and maintain water and wastewater treatment plants of all sizes on a continuous basis. Contract options include: technical assistance; operation without maintenance; planned maintenance without operation; operation and maintenance; and build, own, operate.
  • ChemicalsWe supply the Hydrex™ range of water treatment chemicals which optimises the entire water cycle while reducing treatment plants' operating and maintenance costs.
  • Service & ConsumablesWe ensure that water and wastewater treatment plants operate optimally with fully maintained equipment. Services include contracts with on-site preventive and responsive maintenance and technical support.
  • Membrane manufactureIntegrated membrane solutions for the global market. Sourced from Membratek, a division of Veolia Water Technologies South Africa, the full spectrum of membrane filtration products and services is provided.

Veolia – We Know Water!

Veolia is the world's LARGEST water treatment company

Since 1853, Veolia has enhanced water treatment solutions through improved plant design, construction, operation and maintenance, to become the world's TOTAL water solutions company.

  • Over 96 650 people employed across 70 countries
  • 5 090 drinking water plants
  • 103 million people supplied with drinking water
  • 3 380 wastewater treatment plants
  • 9.8 billion m³ drinking water supplied
  • 7.3 billion m³ wastewater collected
  • 75 million people connected to sanitation networks

Water Treatment Plants

To ensure that you have the water treatment plant suited to your specific application requirements, Veolia provides turnkey water treatment plants for municipalities and industry across South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. 

These turnkey water treatment plants include:

  • Water Purification Plants
  • Potable Water Plants
  • Wastewater Plants (sewage and effluent)
  • Desalination Plants
  • Modular Water Treatment Package Plants

Our modular water treatment plants ensure you get the benefits of Veolia’s water treatment plants where ever you need them to be! 

Containerised Potable Water Treatment Plants (CPWTP)

Our CPWTPS enable Veolia to transport these plants to site anywhere in Africa. A distinct advantage of these plants, in addition to their easy transportability, is their plug-n-play capability. 

Containerised Sewage Treatment Plants (CSTP)

CSTPs are cost-effective, compact, reliable sewage treatment solutions with maximum environmental compliance. They are quickly and easily transported to site and installed in a plug-n-play capacity.

Mobile Water Treatment Plants (MWTP)

MWTPs can be used for most water treatment processes to remove chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gas from water. Water can be treated to any standard, from discharge water to potable water. Drinking (potable) water is treated from ANY water source and used in cities, small towns, to remote settlements in temporary applications.

Wastewater Treatment Plants

Veolia’s industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants treat domestic and industrial wastewater to potable or eco-friendly discharge standards – whatever the client’s requirements may be.

Some of the benefits of these plants are:

  • Treat all types of wastewater
  • Extract valuable resources from waste streams
  • Achieve Zero Liquid Discharge of industrial water
  • Large scale and containerised plants available

Veolia’s plant solutions for wastewater treatment includes large scale and small scale plants

  • Large-scale wastewater treatment plants: complete large-scale wastewater treatment solutions, including design, construction, commissioning, chemicals supply, operation and maintenance.
  • Small-scale packaged wastewater treatment plants: manufactured offsite and transported to where they are needed via road or ship. They are modular in design which means treatment capacities can be modified or increased as and when required. Their modularity also enables easy plant relocation, so they can move when your site requires it. 

Veolia offers tailored turnkey wastewater solutions across Africa!

Veolia’s wastewater treatment processes

Our wastewater treatment processes include:

  • Pre-treatment: removes large suspended contaminates, sand and grease with filters and mesh systems
  • Primary treatment: removes large solids with clarification and filtration systems
  • Secondary treatment: breaks down organic matter with aerobic and anaerobic processes
  • Trickling filter digestion: treats domestic sewage with high organic matter, BOD, COD and other pollutants


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