East Rand Water Care Company

A truly indigenous South African wastewater company providing bulk wastewater conveyance and a highly technical and proficient wastewater treatment service to some 2 000 industries and more than 3,5 million people.

Provision and maintenance of process control systems

Advanced chemical and bacteriological laboratory services

Research and development in water-related areas

Industry-specific training in both the scientific and operating fields

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ERWAT welcomes new Managing Director

Mr Tumelo Gopane recently joined ERWAT as Managing Director.

“I am honored to have been appointed as ERWAT’s Managing Director. It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high quality services and innovative solutions to its clients and that continuously pursues excellence in the water sector”, says Gopane.

ERWAT provides bulk wastewater conveyance and treatment to some 2 000 industries and more than 3.5 million people, mainly in the Ekurhuleni area. With 19 wastewater treatment works treating a combined capacity of some 700 million litres of wastewater per day, ERWAT has positioned itself to provide sustainable and affordable quality water services.

Before joining ERWAT, Tumelo Gopane was the Deputy Municipal Manager of Infrastructure and Technical Services at the uMhlathuze Local Municipality and also has years of experience in the private sector. With this vast experience in these fields, including water and sanitation, Gopane brings with him a wealth of proven and seasoned professional and personal skills which will blend well with ERWAT’s  values, goals and long-term strategies. He holds a BSc Honours in Electrical Engineering and has presented numerous papers both locally and internationally.

 Gopane is excited about his role at ERWAT and believes that the company can be taken to even greater heights. “I have a passion for research and development and for innovative methods to optimise operations. Despite the huge water and sanitation challenges that South Africa is facing, I am convinced that we have the skills and expertise to serve our communities and industries and to play a leading role in the water sector as well as the preservation of our precious environment”, he maintains.

Important information for suppliers and vendors


National Treasury has introduced the CSD (Central Supplier Database). In line with National Treasury directives ERWAT is no longer accepting vendor applications as from 1 July 2016. All vendors must now register on the National Treasury Central Supplier Database. For more information please visit our "Procurement" page.


Welgedacht WWTW extended with 50 megalitres per day


Excitement filled the air on Monday, 9 May 2016 when the Executive Manager: Operations, Mr Fortune Mabunda, switched on the pumps to start pumping the first wastewater through the new 50 megalitre per day (Mℓ/day) extension at ERWAT’s Welgedacht Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW).

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War On Leaks Program by DWS

A “War on Leaks” program was recently launched by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), in collaboration with Rand Water.

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Four ERWAT plants received recognition at WISA 2014

Four of ERWAT’s larger wastewater treatment works (WWTW) were recognised for their achievements at a recent conference hosted by the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA). These WWTW’s are Waterval, Olifantsfontein, Dekema and Rondebult.

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