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Poultry mega firm pledges R90 000 to WC schools water saving project

Leading poultry producer Astral Foods has pledged R90 000 towards a collaborative water-saving initiative in the Western Cape.

The food manufacturing firm has followed suit after Shoprite Group partnered with CapeTalk and other companies to install water-monitoring devices at 100 Cape schools.

Read: 100 Cape schools to save 1000s of litres with new water saving initiative

The project is expected to save millions of litres of water at Cape Town’s top 100 high-volume water-using schools.

Astral Foods has pledged R90 000, which will cover the costs for an additional three locals schools.

R 30 000 per school is required for the project. This includes the smart water meter installation, plumbing interventions, and maintenance for one year.

Also read: Local project slashes water usage at Cape school and spreads awareness

Astral Food Limited MD Andy Crocker has thanked Shoprite for launching the positive and impactful initiative.

We're also suffering from the effects of the drought in the Western Cape.

Andy Crocker, Managing Director: Commercial Division at Astral Food Limited

We employ 3700 pople in the WC and their kids go to these schools

Andy Crocker, Managing Director: Commercial Division at Astral Food Limited

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