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Scarab Water - About us.

The SCARAB team, originally based in South Africa and now also Australia, designs and installs pre-engineered domestic sewage package plants. Our unique brand of sewage treatment systems 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.

Our sewage treatment systems 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 the SCARAB package plant 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.

Sewage Treatment - Eco-village

Scarab Wastewater treatment systems in eco-estates

Domestic sewage systems - Africa

Domestic Sewage treatment systems - Scarab Water

Household Sewerage Systems

Home sewage treatment plants - Scarab Water

Homely and Descreet Scarab system

Scarab Domestic sewage treatment plants

Our Innovative Wastewater Treatment solutions

Our roots - SCARAB is owned by Steve Nicol and the late Gordon Nicol, and their experience in the water industry started as early as 1982. In 1986, Steve started his own business, United Pumping, and Gordon joined him in 1988. Initially, United Pumping, now Unipump cc, serviced and maintained sewer pump and related treatment equipment for the public and private sectors. With this experience, the family team were asked by business associates, to help develop a new sewage treatment plant and that product became commercialized in 1997. The association ended in 2001 and Scarab was launched. 

SCARAB is a listed Top 100 South African company (tt100) for it's technology in 2004, 2005 and 2006.  The 2006 tt100 Bio2Biz award in Durban, was presented to Steve Nicol, by the Science and Technology deputy minister, Derek Hanekom.

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 rural environment. SCARAB Australia (Pty) Ltd was launched in May 2013, and we have 3 successful wastewater treatment systems in Queensland.

Scarab Office

Scarab Sewage Treatment Systems office

Meet The Scarab Team

Steve - Sewage Systems South Africa

Steve Nicol - Scarab SA

I am the owner with 40 years experience in all aspects of water, wastewater, reticulation, pumps and pumpstations, WWTW, thermoplastic fabrication & welding, motor control panels and pipe fabrication. Although I dont actually do most of this anymore, my team are quite capable.
The Scarab Team - Passionate Package Plant People

The Scarab Team

Contact Details

Scarab South Africa

Steve Nicol - Sales
Mobile - +27 82 441 9549
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Scarab International (Australia)
Shaun Winson - Sales & Admin Director
Mobile - 0402 016 366 - Qld, Australia
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