News 714 views update:Oct 20, 2011

Poultry processor's water treatment awarded

An advanced Water Treatment Plant constructed by poultry processor Inghams Enterprises has earned the company victory in the inaugural Prime Minister's Water Wise Award, reports state.

Announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Dr Mike Kelly at an awards dinner in Brisbane, the award recognises and rewards businesses that excel in water use efficiency and management.

Through Inghams' innovative water saving initiatives, it has saved 545 mln litres of water since March 2009 and reduced their reliance on mains water by 70%.

The winner and 4 finalists were selected on the basis of their significant water savings; innovation; excellence in project delivery; and high capacity for their approaches to be replicated at other facilities, reports continue.

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Source: North Queensland Register

Natalie Berkhout

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