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Intensive campaign improves brewery efficiency

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Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, is facing long-term water shortages, exacerbated by problems with the distribution network. Water quality can also be poor with high levels of groundwater salinity.

In response to these local conditions, Tanzania Breweries have launched an intensive, on-going in-house campaign to use less water to brew beer. In addition, they have set themselves a target to use 4.5 litres of water to brew a litre of beer.

The company recently installed a state-of-the-art electronic energy-management system and implemented a brewery-wide awareness campaign for its employees. The campaign includes a specially designed comic to bring water-saving message to everyone and aims to involve employees in both water awareness and data collection.

Tanzania Breweries are part of the Water Futures partnership with the WWF which aims to engage with local stakeholders and build schemes to protect water in Dar es Salaam.

As well as improvements in water efficiency, Tanzania Breweries have also set up water points at their breweries so that the communities living nearby have access to a clean and reliable water supply. Currently, it is estimated that more than 10 cu.m of water is collected from these points per day.