Last week, the EPA announced it’s 2010 WaterSense Partners of the Year. In next month’s issue of Water Efficiency, the EPA’s Alicia Marrs goes into detail about each of the 2010 partners, but in the meantime, here’s a basic summary via the EPA’s October 6 press announcement.
For making “great strides in increasing water efficiency and awareness of the WaterSense label across the country” the 2010 WaterSense Partners of the year are:
* Lowe's Companies, Inc.
* Moen Incorporated
* Cascade Water Alliance
* Irrigation Partner: Judy Benson
Additionally, the EPA expanded the 2010 roster to include “Excellence Awards” in a variety of secondary categories. The companies and individuals recognized in these categories have been singled out for their success in promoting and participating in the WaterSense program. The Excellence Awards were doles out as follows:
For Excellence in Strategic Collaboration:
* Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
* Drains Plus, Inc.
* Kohler Co.
* Robert Dobson
For Excellence in Labeled Products in the Marketplace:
For Excellence in Demonstrated Results:
* Bryan Condray
Water Efficiency has always been a great supporter of the WaterSense program, and we’ve often included articles about past winners, as well as commentary and articles from the EPA itself. Below are some of the WaterSense-related articles we’ve run in the past few years:
Bring WaterSense Home
Champions of Efficiency
LEEDing the Way
Target: Irrigation Water Waste
Putting the Swoosh in Water Efficiency
Irrigation Technology's Growing Pains
And the Drum Roll, Please...