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Nestlé launches “zero water” manufacturing facility in Western Cape 

Nestlé South Africa on Tuesday launched its ZAR88 million zero-water dairy manufacturing facility in Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape.

The facility will allow Nestlé to reduce the factory’s water consumption by more than 50% during the first year of implementation by reusing the water recovered from the milk evaporation process, saving 168 million litres of water a year. 

The facility will eventually further reduce its municipal water consumption to zero.

Engineering News, 5 June 2018 

Cape Town’s dam levels rise to the same levels as two years ago

After being brought to the point of near-depletion‚ Cape Town’s dam levels this week are at exactly the same levels as they were two years ago.

The city council said the five main dams were at 29.8% of their capacity on Monday‚ up 5.8 percentage points on a week earlier and more than 10 points higher than this time in 2017.

Business Day, 5 June 2018 

Nkwinti announces turnaround strategy for water department

Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti has announced bold plans to turn around the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and accelerate service delivery.

Nkwinti has developed a five-pillar turnaround strategy to address issues. The strategy includes the establishment of a national water resources and services authority; a national water resources and services regulator; a water resources and services value chain; a water resources and services master plan; and an institutional rationalisation and organisational alignment.

The Minister announced a turnaround plan to prioritise the Nandoni pipeline and 35 Mℓ command reservoir, in Limpopo, in order to increase water sourcing. 

Engineering News, 6 June 2018

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