About our sewage treatment plants

The SCARAB team, originally based only in South Africa, is now also in Australia. We design & install pre-engineered domestic sewage treatment plants , also known as Package Plants. Our brand was first marketed in mid 2001, and a major investment and research program was initiated, resulting, finally, in the first prototype. This new design was installed in mid 2002.

The system proved to be very effective and reliable, easily passing tests conducted by Umgeni Water (March 2003), and finally getting approval from Durban Metro (April 2003). It should be noted that this system is the only design to have been approved by Durban Metro - under the old guideline policy No 8 and No 12. This system is still operational today.

Give your water the Scarab treatment.

The Packaged Plant People

 SCARAB's Journey. 
Led by Steve Nicol and the late Gordon Nicol, boasts a sewer industry legacy dating back to 1982. Steve's entrepreneurial spirit gave birth to United Pumping in 1986, and by 1988, Gordon had joined forces. Formerly known as United Pumping and now Unipump cc, their forte was servicing and maintaining sewer equipment, even overseeing large municipal wastewater treatment works (WWTW) for public and private sectors. Their accumulated expertise led to a pivotal moment when they were approached by partners to pioneer an innovative onsite domestic sewage treatment plant, which hit the market in 1997. The collaboration concluded in 2001, marking the birth of SCARAB."

We are a listed Top 100 South African company (tt100) for it's technology in 2004, 2005 and 2006.  The 2006 Bio2Biz award in Durban, was presented to Steve Nicol, by the Science and Technology deputy minister, Derek Hanekom. Since 2006, we have been recognized by a wide range of local and international experts,  for our company's efforts to produce the very best products, in an industry that will need to perform, if it is to save the earth's most precious resource - WATER. (see accolades here)

In 2011, the company relocated to Limpopo, which was not only closer to it's local and international markets, based in Johannesburg, but gave the team opportunity to thrive, in a relaxed urban environment.

SCARAB Australia (Pty) Ltd (see Scarab here) was launched in May 2013, and we have 3 successful package plants in Queensland.

Treat your water to a Scarab's sewage systems.

Scarab Head Office

Scarab Package plant factory office

The Scarab® Team

The Package Plant People.
Scarab Package plants in South Africa

Steve Nicol - Scarab SA