Water scarcity in Zimbabwe continues to increase and sadly there isn’t much the government can do given the current economic situation.
Nestle’ Harare Factory uses water in its processes in the manufacturing plant as well as other processes within the factory. It draws its water from the City of Harare Municipality.
Harare Factory is addressing all efforts to sustainably manage this precious resource. Since the commissioning of the Waste Water Treatment Plant in July 2016, some of the treated waste water is being used to water the garden in the surrounding area of the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
There are future plans to use the treated waste water for other activities. Some DMAICs and other improvement projects have been made in a bid to reduce water consumption in our factory and a 21% reduction in water consumption per ton of product was achieved in 2016.
As we celebrate the World Water Day, the focus should not just be at workplace level. There are also a number of things we can do to save water in our homes:
1. Turn off the tap while brushing teeth
2. Fix your leaks immediately
3. Take a shorter shower. Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute
4.Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hosepipe. A hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour
5.Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet cistern to reduce the volume of water used in each flush.