Welcome to Ikusasa Water

Ikusasa Water provides tailored, innovative, cost effective and reliable solutions for potable water production including:

  • construction of new treatment plants
  • optimising performance of existing plants
  • operation of water treatment plants

Our products are delivered by a team of chemists, engineers, water specialists, process controllers, artisans and administrative support staff highly skilled in:

  • Project management
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Research and development
  • Plant operation

Ikusasa Water works closely with leading academic and research institutions to ensure that our products employ modern state of the art technology.

We offer a range of high quality, fit for purpose equipment and services that includes:

  • Membrane separation
  • Coagulation, flocculation and settling
  • Media filtration
  • Adsorption ( GAC, PAC )
  • Water stability and corrosion prevention
  • Disinfection


Company Profile


Ikusasa Water, a division of Ikusasa Chemicals, came into being in 2008 through the vision of a group of researchers associated with Stellenbosch University and the Water Research Commission. They shared a collective passion for developing products that were uniquely appropriate for African conditions. The company acquired technology to produce a capillary ultrafiltration membrane and a pilot plant was commissioned in our factory in Somerset West to pioneer this process in South Africa. For economic reasons this has to date not been commercialised, but it has given us the benefit of great expertise in the performance of various membranes and particularly their suitability for local conditions.

Ikusasa Water Plants:


The design and fabrication of water treatment plants to incorporate our membranes was a logical development for Ikusasa. Membranes are not an exclusive or universal technology for all water treatment situations so we have developed a parallel competence in other filtration or chemical purification alternatives. This means that we are able to offer the most appropriate treatment regime for any situation.

Our range includes mobile, packaged ( prefabricated ) or plants assembled on site in a range of size options. Where possible we try to incorporate the trend toward micro filtration in most of our design proposals: apart from ease of operation this usually offers the added benefit of easy up scalability.

Our value proposition focuses on reliability engineered into our products and through the support structure that we have developed. Where possible we strongly incorporate green technologies in keeping with the leading role that South Africa is expected to play in this growing space.

Our commitment to our customers and stakeholders also embraces these strategic drivers:

  • Skills training and development: we have a high skills set within the company and we acknowledge and commit to share and cascade this.
  • Job creation: to use our inherent capabilities to assist our partners to build capacity threatened by skills shortages.
  • Service delivery: the design, size and operational support package options offered by our plants allow the prospect of greatly assisting the role out of our continents challenge: to make reliable water available in remote regions or wherever it is needed.

Finally, our vision: we believe that water in disposable plastic containers and shipped over large distances has a very negative carbon footprint. Think:

  • the package
  • the transport
  • the disposal
  • the litter potential

We can see a possibility where anybody who opens a tap connected to one of our plants may be assured of the best quality water all of the time.
No need for a bottle, just turn on the tap: and the people and the planet are the ultimate winners!



Our Services

Ikusasa Water provides a comprehensive range of services to meet most water treatment needs:


Proposals, Design and Construction of Water Treatment Plants

  • Specialise in cost effective, convenient and reliable package plants
  • Conceptual design and budget quotations
  • Detail design and costing
  • Range of technologies offered include:
    1. Membrane treatment plants with appropriate pretreatment
    2. Conventional
    3. Hybrid treatment plants e.g. modular expansion of conventional plants using membrane technology

Pilot Plant Trials and Customised Reports

  • Well equipped pilot plants for trials to ensure the appropriate technology is selected for the final plant design
  • Close liaison with client in result interpretation, planning and design including expert data interpretation by leading independent consultants where appropriate
  • We commit to only supplying or recommending  the appropriate technology  for the application whatever is most suited

Plant Operation and Maintenance

  • Full post commissioning support
  • Remote plant monitoring for optimal performance
  • Total plant operation and maintenance packages for clients by fully trained and skilled operators

Water Analysis and Testing

  • Full potable water analyses for clients including sample taking, analysis, interpretation of results and treatment recommendation
  • Inhouse facilities complimented by highly accredited outsourced analytical laboratories

Control and Monitoring Equipment

  • Customised hardware / software for control and monitoring equipment for existing or new plants
  • Telemetric link for remote operation
  • Outsourced control / monitoring service


Student Training

  • We are committed to social responsibility
  • We share our substantial pool of knowledge with students, engineers  and process workers alike to grow the critical skills inventory for water purification
  • We work closely with key educational and research establishments to grow the total pool of understanding of membrane technology

Membrane Cleaning and Autopsy

  • Ikusasa trained personnel offer a full membrane maintenance service
  • This service includes testing, cleaning and repairing of faulty or clogged membranes including reinstallation
  • We also provide a membrane autopsy service where more understanding of membrane underperformance or failure is required


  • A full range of water treatment chemicals including flocculants, disinfectants, filtration aids, pH adjustment
  • Chemical dosing equipment
  • Chemical inventory management
  • Ikusasa Chemicals manufactures and has the capacity to manufacture a range of chemical products for water treatment and various other industrial applications. Please contact us if you require further information in this regard.


Contact Us

Telephone:  +27(0)21 851 6700
Fax: +27(0)21 851 3571

Physical address:  Fish Eagle Park, Unit 1, Old Paardevlei Road, Somerset West, South Africa
GPS: Latitude: 34° 4’22.87″S / Longitude: 18°48’48.08″E
Postal address: P.O.Box 12897, Die Boord, 7613, South Africa

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