The project achieved a reduction in water abstraction from the initial 2 000 m3 per day to 0 m3 per day by treating the condensate to a potable level and re-using it in the manufacturing process. Residual wastewater is treated and utilised for cooling and cleaning. The project was driven by the need to protect the future license to operate and by anticipating the future increases in water costs. The project was justified on the long-term rather than short term business case and contributes to meeting Nestlé`s commitment for reducing its overall direct water withdrawals by 40% by 2015.