Hatching a plan to save local chicken farming.

Although South Africa is rated number five in the world for chicken farming methods, we are still not as efficient as Brazil and the United States. We don’t have enough volumes because of high feed costs and the effect of cheap chicken imports, caused by years of drought paired with poor water quality.

While high-quality water is a critical ingredient of broiler-farming success, the most significant harm occurs when runoff from areas with chicken manure and waste contaminate surface water and groundwater, which are sources of drinking water. Manure contains phosphorus and nitrogen, which causes algae blooms in rivers, lakes, and underground boreholewater. Algae blooms kill fish because of the oxygen-depleted in the water, and they also cause methemoglobinemia/“blue baby syndrome”, which is fatal to babies.

NuWater recently hatched a smart plan for a local chicken farm operation that was under severe water restrictions but had billions of litres of dirty, polluted underground borehole water. We installed a mobile, adaptable, and rapidly deployable, high performing water treatment plant, built specifically for the farm’s unique environment and requirements. Using ultrafiltration and reverseosmosis technologies, we could guarantee the exact water quality required going forward.

About NuWater

NuWater is a smart water treatment solutions company. We have evolved from a dynamic new start-up to becoming industry leaders who are at the forefront of intelligent water treatment solutions. We provide real solutions, solutions that are sustainable, mobile, adaptable, resourceful and efficient. Solutions that are changing lives, communities, businesses, ecosystems, and environments for the better.

We believe that environmental responsibility is of utmost importance in today’s operating environment. Technologies and techniques exist today that didn’t in the last decade or even in the last few years making recycling, and reuse practises not only good for the environment but a business’s bottom line as well.

We are a technology-led engineering company that designs, builds, finances, operates and maintains water treatment plants. Plants that treat contaminated water for the provision of high-quality drinking and industrial process water from almost any water source.

NuWater is your business partner when it comes to water treatment and liquid waste management. Our appetite for innovation and our constant drive to search for new, cutting edge, novel technologies ensures that we can meet the needs of our customers.