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Water industry receives £150,000 boost to improve the environment

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Water minister announces new funding for Business in the Community Water Taskforce.

A new project to help businesses improve water management will receive £150,000 worth of government funding, Water Minister Dan Rogerson has announced today.

The ‘Water Stewardship in Food Supply Chains Project’ forms part of the wider Business in the Community Water Taskforce which was set up last year to help businesses identify and manage their own water issues better.

The money will enable the Business in the Community’s Water Taskforce to create a network of businesses that can share expertise and encourage positive action on issues including pollution, water supplies and flood risk.

Water Minister Dan Rogerson said:

Across the country, many individual businesses are doing great things to help protect water quality and the environment. We believe businesses working together and sharing best practice is crucial to encourage others to do the same. That is why we are providing the Water Stewardship in Food Supply Chains Project within the Water Taskforce with £150,000 of government funding, to help boost collaboration and share knowledge across industry.

It is great news that we are supporting the Business in the Community Water Taskforce. In its first year, this group has already achieved a lot and I am certain that we can achieve even more in the next year thanks to our funding.

Companies already signed up to the project include Adnams, Nestle, Aramark, Baxter Storey, 2 Sisters, Dairy Crest, Greggs, Manchester Airport and Heineken.