Helping to Bring Clean Water to Botswana

21 November 2016

By Carolyn Parker

Scotmas are excited to announce a revolutionary new in-line water treatment system for rural water systems in developing countries. The new Scotmas Bravo Hydro is fully self-sustaining and operates without grid electricity or solar power. This Chlorine Dioxide water treatment system creates its own power through the use of a tiny hydro-electric generator placed within the water pipe itself. This system has been designed to allow for the reliable and safe disinfection of water in remote areas, previously without a reliable clean water supply.

Botswana Chlorine Dioxide Project

Alistair Cameron, Scotmas Managing Director said:

Scotmas work on developing water disinfection systems in challenging locations around the world. The need for effective water disinfection in remote areas of developing countries has never been greater.

Working in close partnership with our clients throughout Asia and Africa, we have worked to bring the latest innovations in hydro-electric technology to the water treatment sector.

The Bravo Hydro also incorporates the latest IoT technologies, to use mobile and satellite data links for the remote monitoring and operation of isolated water stations.

The Scotmas Bravo Hydro Chlorine Dioxide generator will be introduced into 40 villages in Botswana from January 2017. This Chlorine Dioxide system project is part of a large investment by the Botswana Government to improve water distribution to rural communities, and assist in economic and social development.

Bostwana Water Authority and MP Calum Kerr Visiting ScotmasLeft to right: Gaselemogwe Senai (Water Resources Director, Botswana Water Utilities Corporation); Alistair Cameron (Managing Director, Scotmas Group); Callum Kerr MP (Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk); Ntshambiwa Moathodi (Project Engineer, Botswana Water Utilities Corporation); Ewan Davidson (Account Manager, Scottish Enterprise); David McHoul (Innovation Specialist, Scottish Enterprise); Derek Cameron (Chairman, Scotmas Group).

On Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming representatives from the Botswana Water Utilities Corporation and Scottish Enterprise, along with local MP Calum Kerr who visited Scotmas’ Engineering Department to find out more about this exciting project.

Calum Kerr MP commented on the visit:

I was delighted to meet with representatives from the Botswana Water Authority today, to hear first-hand about how their relationship with Scotmas developed.

Scotmas is a pioneering business that demonstrates what can be achieved when you combine innovation, skills and targeted support.

The story of Bravo Hydro is remarkable. We should all be proud of the businesses’ achievement as it launches a product that looks set to have a very positive impact on the long struggle to bring clean, safe, drinking water to some of the most challenging circumstances on the planet.

Take a look at the other systems in the Scotmas Chlorine Dioxide Generator Range >

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