Water Testers

A.L Abbot & Associates
No.1 Vine Park, Vine Road,
P.O. Box 483,

The A.L. Abbott group is presently responsible for the monitoring, operation and control of more than 200 water and wastewater treatment plants throughout the RSA, with a client base including Central, Regional and Local Government, Mining Houses, and industry.

From July 1998 to June 2001, A.L. Abbott & Associates provided monitoring and advisory services to all the water and sewage treatment plants operated by the Department of Water Affairs & Forestry throughout the Northern Province. These include 99 water care plants, 21 boreholes and 54 other sampling points.

From March 2002 to February 2004, A.L. Abbott & Associates completed a similar contract in Mpumalanga, which covers 40 water care plants and 43 boreholes.

All the water care plants in the Eastern Cape (excluding Metropolitan Areas) were surveyed by A.L. Abbott & Associates on behalf of the Municipal Mentoring Project.

Twelve sewage treatment plants of various capacities have been constructed according to A.L. Abbott designs.

In addition to the above, responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the first full-scale plant for composting of domestic sewage sludges in RSA at Stellenbosch. A second such plant was designed and constructed at Ceres, this to accommodate sewage sludge, domestic refuse and fruit industry solid waste.

PPilot-scale research, design, commissioning and operation of a full-scale anaerobic digestion system for the treatment of the whole load of distillery effluent produced in Stellenbosch. This plant operated successfully for a number of years.

A wide range of treatment plants have been designed for industry to deal with specific water and/or effluent problems.

+27 (0)21 448 6340
+27 (0)21 448 6342
Aspirata Auditing Testing and Certification (Pty) Ltd
Unit 2 Berkley Office Park Highveld Techno Park, 8 Bauhinia Street, Highveld Techno Park, Centurion

Occupational Health and Safety

Aspirata has become one of the leading service providers in the Health and Safety industry by garnering many years of experience, providing the best solution-driven methodology to our clients and by following a team approach to ensure that specialist knowledge and experience is shared and applied to significantly minimise hazardous environmental conditions and, in turn, a client’s risk.


Microbiological and Chemical Laboratory

We are one of the leading laboratory service providers in Southern Africa. We have custom-built, state-of-the-art chemical and microbiological laboratories enabling us to provide a broad range of testing and examination services.

+27 12 685 0800
Distell Central Laboratory – Quality Management and Research


Distell, a global business with roots in South Africa, produces and markets a diverse portfolio of award-winning alcoholic brands that have been crafted by extraordinary people across the world. Some of these brands include Amarula, Savanna, Hunter’s Dry, Bisquit, Durbanville Hills and Nederburg.


To view more about Distell visit the website.

+27(0)21 809 7000
SABS Commercial SOC Ltd Water Laboratory
1 Dr Lategan Road
Groenkloof Pretoria
Private Bag X191

Our testing activities provide an extensive array of testing, calibration, inspection and evaluation capabilities across a diverse range of technologies. Our testing capability is the most extensive and comprehensive service of its kind in Southern Africa.

High priority is given to the accreditation of test and calibration laboratories. The most widely implemented accreditation is by SANAS (SA National Accreditation System) in terms of SABS/ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”. Where relevant, activities are also recognized for Good Laboratory Practice (OECD-GLP) compliance. In many cases, specific activities are approved testing and/or inspection authorities for the Department of Labour, Department of Health, Medicines Control Council and the National Nuclear Regulator.

The SABS Water-Check Proficiency Testing scheme is a high frequency inter-laboratory inorganic chemistry water proficiency-testing programme with the objective of providing a rapid report-back service to participants for self-evaluation.

The SABS Water-Check is designed to allow flexibility in participation. No specific methods or instrumentation are prescribed. The programme is divided into three categories, each category being scheduled on a quarterly basis.

For more information on water testing at SABS visit the website.

0861 27 7227