The Nestlé Purina Factory in Wisbech will be marking World Water Day on Friday by spreading the water saving message to their employees with the help of Anglian Water.

The Cromwell Road plant has already been working hard to reduce the half a million litres of water it uses every year.  

Last year it managed to cut consumption by 10 per cent by recycling more of the water it uses in the pet food cooking process. It plans to make even more savings this year.  

But the company also wants to promote the importance of water-efficiency to its employees. It has teamed up with Anglian Water who has helped with a number of events to promote water saving at work and at home.  

On World Water Day this Friday Anglian Water will be providing advice on water efficient gardening through its Potting Shed scheme.  

The Potting Shed was set up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) during last year’s drought to help its customers get the most from their gardens while saving water.  

On Friday the team will be handing out water saving packs, which include water storing crystals for use in tubs, baskets and planters, and a handy guide to water-friendly plants.  

David Goodwin, Environmental manager at Nestlé Purina Wisbech said: “It’s hard to believe that we are in a water stress area given the recent weather, but we must all do our best to reduce the amount of water we use both at work and at home.  

“The sustainable use of water is a core part of the Nestlé Purina business. This factory has introduced many water saving initiatives already and are relying on our great team working on site to continually improve this approach.”  

Simon Crane, from Anglian Water Business, said: “Water efficiency is really important to both of our businesses. We are grateful to Nestlé Purina for giving us the opportunity to speak directly to their 700 employees on ways they can make a difference.”