EPA announces WaterSense Excellence and Partner of the Year Awards winners
The EPA has almost 1,700 WaterSense partners who help make the program effective through promoting water-efficient products, programs and homes. This year’s 20 winners include businesses, municipalities, utilities and organizations. The awards were separated into three categories: Sustained Excellence Award Winners, Partners of the Year, and Excellence Awards, which recognized partners for specific contributions to aspects of the program.
“Over the past decade, EPA’s WaterSense partners have made WaterSense more than a label but a way of life,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said. “By helping Americans save water now, they are protecting this precious resource for future generations, even as our changing climate affects water supplies and quality.”
This year’s Sustained Excellence Award Winners were Indiana’s Delta Faucet Co., Wisconsin’s Kohler Co., Georgia’s The Home Depot and California’s KB Home. Promotional Partners of the Year include: Georgia’s Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department, Florida’s Citrus County Utilities, Virginia’s City of Charlottesville, Georgia’s Cobb County Water System, and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. The Licensed Certification Provider Partner of the Year was Nevada’s Energy Inspectors Corp. and the Professional Certifying Organization Partner of the Year was California’s Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership.
Finally, this year’s Excellence Awards went to Washington’s Cascade Water Alliance, California’s High Sierra Showerheads, North Carolina’s City of Durham Water Management, California’s Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, Indiana’s City of Carmel Utilities, Fort Worth, Texas, California’s Sacramento Regional Water Authority, Minnesota’s Toro Co. and American Standard.