Local water treatment challenges and solutions

What if we told you that 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water – with 97% saltwater and 3% freshwater? And of the 3%, less than 1% is potable, and by 2030, the demand for water will exceed supply by 17%. But it’s not just overpopulation and climate change that are to blame.

South Africa’s municipal water treatment plants are in a critical state with only 7% complying with international benchmarks and standards. Adding to that, over 80% of industrial wastewater and municipal water is released back to nature untreated, polluting our oceans, dams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater supplies. One possible solution is desalination.

South Africa boasts a coastline of over 2500 kilometres, which can provide a climate-independent source of water for critical human needs and industry and agriculture. Desalination can be an effective solution to securing water supplies against the effects of a growing population and climate change.

About NuWater

NuWater is a smart water treatment solutions company. We have evolved from a dynamic new start-up to becoming industry leaders who are at the forefront of intelligent water treatment solutions. We provide real solutions, solutions that are sustainable, mobile, adaptable, resourceful and efficient. Solutions that are changing lives, communities, businesses, ecosystems, and environments for the better.

We believe that environmental responsibility is of utmost importance in today’s operating environment. Technologies and techniques exist today that didn’t in the last decade or even in the last few years making recycling, and reuse practises not only good for the environment but a business’s bottom line as well.

We are a technology-led engineering company that designs, builds, finances, operates and maintains water treatment plants. Plants that treat contaminated water for the provision of high-quality drinking and industrial process water from almost any water source.

NuWater is your business partner when it comes to water treatment and liquid waste management. Our appetite for innovation and our constant drive to search for new, cutting edge, novel technologies ensures that we can meet the needs of our customers.