The water used at the Equator Bottlers Ltd plant is sourced from Lake Victoria and goes through a series of primary and secondary treatments to meet the potable water quality standard required for industrial use and human consumption.
Meanwhile, water from the manufacturing process is treated before being discharged through the wastewater treatment plant.
The upgrade, which includes civil works, related equipment, and accessories, will treat water from the manufacturing process to ensure that it meets company specifications and water quality requirements on a consistent basis, while also recovering more portable water and allowing sludge to be disposed of in solid form.
The investment is the result of a detailed concept and feasibility study conducted in 2021, which compared the Kisumu plant to global best practice water and waste treatment plants.
“We continue to manage water resources through projects that reduce water use in our operations, protect local water resources, and provide safe, clean drinking water to underserved communities,” said Xavier Selga, managing director of CCBA Kenya.
For quality assurance and timely interventions for continuous improvement, CCBA has developed a robust sampling and testing plan for wastewater.
Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company, Water Resource Authority, and NEMA conduct regular sampling, testing, and surveillance visits to monitor the quality of this effluent.
CCBA conducts thorough assessments of local water resources at all of its facilities and implements water protection plans to ensure that its presence does not jeopardize communities’ vital water resources.