Water saving targets met
12 Aug 2016
Meatco Namibia is constantly adapting to meet the City of Windhoek’s proposed water saving targets. According to Meatco’s Maintenance planner, Manneckey Khoe-Aob, the company is taking the necessary steps to reduce water use on a continuous basis, while still complying with EU hygiene regulations without compromising on production capacity and quality.
The table below illustrates the amount of water used over the past 3 months as well as the cattle slaughtered:
There is a significant difference between May and July in terms of the amount of cattle slaughtered and the water used. With production figures climbing and less water input, the abattoir’s efficiency can only improve in order to maximize productivity and gains.
“The saving targets as set are being achieved, but the emphasis is to make sure that the waste of water is minimised,” says Khoe-Aob.
Let us all make an effort to save water
Because of the drought and due to the associated widespread social and economic impacts, the president Dr. Hage Geingob, declared a national state of emergency on 30 June 2016. This is an indication that the country’s national food security is facing a serious threat. To this effect, Meatco ensures that it contributes towards water savings to maintain business.