Municipal Water & Wastewater Treatment

Municipal water and wastewater treatment plays a key role in maintaining sanitation and hygiene and delivering clean drinking water to urban, suburban, and rural populations. MATTEN together with our regional partners has more than 2 decades of experience in design, construction and operation of water and wastewater treatment plants for municipal clients, government entities, villages and communities, and private uses.

At MATTEN, we deliver bespoke water and wastewater solutions for our customers, conventional or advanced, providing cost-effective ways to produce safe drinking water, treat wastewater and discharge responsibly, or reliable recycle and reuse.
At MATTEN, we have built our expertise in modular solutions, skid-based or containerized, our products are plug-and-play, reliable, cost effective and fast deployed. our digital water platform, WaterExpert™, provides a fully automatic solution for real-time operation monitoring and optimization.

Our products and services in municipal sector includes:

  • Drinking water treatment
  • Taste and odor removal
  • Sewage treatment
  • Secondary effluent recycle and reuse
  • Sludge dewatering

Featured Municipal Treatment Applications:

River to taps.

Natural water to potable water.
Consistent water quality. Everyday.

Drinking water must be free of suspended solids, microorganisms and toxic chemicals. We have a comprehensive range of standard and modular UF systems pre- designed and pre-engineered to purify many types of natural waters to meet WHO’s (World Health Organisation) standards for potable use. Whether it is from underground, wells, lakes, rivers, reservoirs, rain collections, our UF systems are designed for up to Log-6 removals of bacteria and viruses, and a whole host of other impurities and contaminants. They are well suitable for municipal water supply, or for business operations such as mines’ camps, industrial and residential townships, resorts, hotels, theme parks etc.

MATTEN together with our partners in Indonesia designed and built a turn-key surface water ultrafiltration system in Balikpanpan, Indonesia. The system has been installed, commissioned, supplying safe drinking water to a village of 4000 population, since 2011. The plant was designed with simple yet comprehensive automation controls that even the villagers could learn how to operate and maintain the system after handover.

Drinking water for a remote island.

Seawater RO (SWRO) systems, pre-treatment of feed-water prior to salinity removal is of high importance to ensure stable and reliable plant operation; biological fouling due to high organics in seawater are common problems in RO plants, which require design experience and application knowhow. Beside conventional multi media filtration (MMF), an advanced method using ultrafiltration membrane is used for this project.

Our skid-based standard and modular UF and SWRO systems made the shipment and transportation to an exceptionally remote fishing island of Indonesia so easy. With little skilled labour available on the island, our systems were still installed on-site rather hassle-free. The systems were fast commissioned to much of the delight of the island’s inhabitants.

Packaged STP for a remote island resort, Australia

Together with our partners, MATTEN designed and supplied a 400 m3/day rotating biological contactor (RBC) system for a beautiful remote island, Queensland, Australia. The STP effluent meet Class B discharge standards in Australia.

STP effluent recycle for irrigation at mining camp

Australia is a large country with very low rainfall. An Australia-wide study commissioned in 1977 into strategies towards the use of reclaimed water. The Australian Water recycling Guidelines imposed in 2003, essentially categorized recycled water in to 4 standard, with A+ the highest quality and permitted for onsite recycling for Urban (non-potable) with uncontrolled public access and Agricultural – e.g. human food crops eaten raw.

We designed and supplied containerised UF STP effluent polishing systems (60m3/day) to further polish and disinfect the treated secondary effluent from a STP of a 200-man work camp for a mine at Spring Gully site – Euthulla (near Roma), Queensland, Australia.

The recycled effluent was to meet very stringent Class A discharge standards in Australia – and the recycled water was used by the mine operators for irrigation of the mine’s surrounding plantation.