Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS)

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DEWATS is a technical approach to decentralized wastewater treatment in developing communities. The passive design uses physical and biological treatment mechanisms such as sedimentation, floatation, aerobic and anaerobic treatment to treat both domestic and industrial wastewater sources. DEWATS is designed to be affordable, low maintenance, use local materials, and meet environmental laws and regulations. DEWATS has service packages available for the sanitation needs of small and medium sized enterprises including communities, schools, municipalities, agro-industry, emergency settlements, hospitals, hotels, and prisons.

Product description

DEWATS is a technical approach to decentralized wastewater treatment in developing communities. The passive design uses physical and biological treatment mechanisms such as sedimentation, floatation, aerobic and anaerobic treatment to treat both domestic and industrial wastewater sources. DEWATS is designed to be affordable, low maintenance, use local materials, and meet environmental laws and regulations. DEWATS has service packages available for the sanitation needs of small and medium sized enterprises including communities, schools, municipalities, agro-industry, emergency settlements, hospitals, hotels, and prisons.

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

Pricing varies depending on project size. Emergency sanitation costs are approximately 18 USD per user, while total construction cost of DEWATS for Hospitals is approximately 50,000 USD. Community sized DEWATS has been found to range from 150-300 USD per user.

Competitive landscape
SDG targeted
Target user(s)

Users seeking improved waste disposal, users with no sewer network or municipal treatment plant, users seeking passive wastewater treatment made from local materials

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