Food and drink business water efficiency



Businesses in the food and drink industry often use a lot of water in their production processes. By using less water and producing less wastewater, you can save a lot of money.

Using water efficiently can also help your business run better and improve your reputation with customers, staff, investors and the public. This can help you show off your environmental efforts and may lead to new business opportunities.

Taking a systematic approach instead of making one-off improvements should help you save more money in the long run. You could do this as part of a formal environmental management system or by starting a water minimisation programme.

This guide explains how businesses in the food and drink processing industries can reduce the cost of water use and wastewater disposal. It includes information for businesses that process fruit and vegetables, poultry and fish, and those that operate abattoirs and breweries.