Brownes dairy praised for water savings

Dairy company, Brownes, has been praised for making some serious water savings, thanks to fairly basic operational changes at its Brunswick Junction site in Western Australia.

According to thewest, Brownes Brunswick Junction was named in the silver category in the Water Corporation’s Water Efficiency Management Plan program awards for improving water efficiency by between 25 and 35 percent in 2011-12.

Water usage at the site dropped from 2.6L per one litre of milk to 1.4L, said Brownes engineer Andrew Bennett, and all from fairly simple changes to procedure.

"Before, we used to do a rinse and that water would go down the drain — now we recover it to be used for the pre-rinse next time," he said.

"We’re saving on water but we’re saving on chemicals too."


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