Go back to the list Mar 22, 2016

Condensed Milk: A Water Saving Innovation

For 150 years, Nestle has been at the forefront of food science and innovation. Condensed milk has been at the center of that innovation since the beginning, making milk safer for consumption in the late 1800s at a time when spoiled milk was spreading disease.

So how can condensed milk still change the way we work today? By helping us to save water in drought-stricken California.

We're in the process of transforming our condensed milk factory in Modesto, California to "zero water" based on a model we already developed in Mexico. This system will reuse evaporated water from the milk heating process, reducing the need for groundwater or freshwater supplies. Upon completion, the facility will save up to 63 million gallons of water per year.

Discover the full story of our Condensed History.

Read more about our water conservation commitments.