Oct. 7, 2021

Northern Water Wins 2021 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Northern Water with a 2021 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for its dedication to helping consumers and businesses save water, even with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.  

Northern Water was recognized Oct 7, 2021, for promoting WaterSense and water efficiency throughout 2020, during the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, along with 33 other utilities, manufacturers, builders, retailers and other organizations across the United States that partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes and programs. 

Northern Water conducts  water conservation activities throughout the year, such as its Collaborative Water-Efficient Landscape Grant Program and its award-winning Conservation Gardens at Northern Water

WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products and homes and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. Since the program started in 2006, WaterSense labeled products have helped consumers and businesses save 5.3 trillion gallons of water—enough water to supply all households in the United States with water for 200 days! In addition to water savings, WaterSense has helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump, and treat water by 603 billion kilowatt hours and save $108 billion in water and energy bills. 

“In 2020, our WaterSense partners continued to make saving water possible by educating consumers and businesses about WaterSense and water-efficient behaviors,” said Veronica Blette, the WaterSense program manager. “Our award winners’ creative and committed approaches to water conservation helped consumers save water, energy and money on their utility bills at a time when they needed it most.” 

For more information about WaterSense, visit www.epa.gov/watersense