Megapipes ventures into sewer treatment plants production

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Megapipes Solutions has started producing lightweight waste water treatment tanks at its factory in Ruiru, Kenya. The Nairobi based plastic pipes manufacturer is targeting high density users in both commercial and residential properties with the new venture.

According to the firm, the new waste water treatment plants are manufactured using Weholite technology, and will serve between 25 and 1,000 users with a lifespan of over 100 years. Megapipes said the cost of its plants starts at US $250 for the smallest unit.

Weholite pipes and tanks are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and are also used for water distribution, road and rail culverts.

“The packaged plants, which will be manufactured at Megapipes factory, will enable the safe treatment of sewage and wastewater discharged from high density residential, industrial, commercial, retail and hospitality properties,” the company said in a statement.

“Megapipes Solutions is also targeting developers and property users that want to reduce maintenance costs such as exhauster fees, since these plants only need emptying once or twice per year, reducing the demand on municipal treatment facilities, and reducing operational costs for the owner.”

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Many Kenyan buildings, particularly apartment blocks that have mushroomed in estates that were previously single-family homes, tend to overwhelm the existing sewer systems, forcing the developers to install septic tanks to handle waste.

Newer suburbs in the Nairobi Metropolitan areas do not have sufficient sewerage and water supply coverage. The high costs of maintaining a sewer connection has seen many households avoid linking to sewer lines or making illegal connections.

The new waste water treatment plants are expected to address the issues surrounding waste water management in Nairobi and its suburbs.

Weholite is at the forefront of technological innovation and development and Megapipes Solutions has proved that the technology is not only durable but reliable in various applications including the deployment of The DN1500 Weholite HDPE pipe for culverting roads.