Ihlala Water

Sustainable Sanitation Services


Ihlala Water was founded in 2018 with the vision to provide sustainable sanitation services in peri-urban and rural areas of Africa

Our team consists of proven experts in Financial & Technical management, design as well as site operations in Africa. Our core-focus lies in off-grid /decentralized toilet and sanitation systems (DEWATS). Our designs can accomodate all needs for single household, schools and larger clusters.


Siphumelele Shabalala

Sphumehas multiple years of operation experience on large scale production environments. She is a chemical engineer and holds an MBA.

Paul Sishi

Paul is a highly experienced artisan and proven expert on construction and O&M operations.

Bjoern Pietruschka

Bjoern is a german engineer with many years of sanitation experience in the global south. His keyfocus is sustainable on-site systems (DEWATS) as well as FSM.