Energy, Utilities & Water  October 20, 2022

Northern Water wins WaterSense award for third time

BERTHOUD — For the third time, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District has received recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency with the 2022 WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year Award.

Winners of the award promote water-efficient products, homes and programs.

“Saving water is particularly critical in areas impacted by drought but is also a path to helping consumers stretch dollars by reducing their water and energy bills,” Veronica Blette, chief of the WaterSense Branch of the EPA, said in a written statement.

Northern Water donated about 200 WaterSense labeled showerheads to the nonprofit Energy Resource Center to be used to retrofit showers in low-income housing. The agency also worked with Colorado State University’s Horticulture Department to produce and co-host the Biennial Short Course, a half-day virtual workshop on landscape and horticulture for 130 landscapers, master gardeners, municipal employees and landscape architects.

New in 2021, Northern Water launched a pilot commercial, industrial and institutional audit program to provide in-depth indoor water inspections for schools, municipal properties and office buildings. In 2021, nine properties participated in the pilot, including six schools in the Thompson School District in and around Loveland.

“Our partnership with WaterSense is critical to the water efficiency services we offer. It is a proven program with an established track record and credibility, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration,” said Esther Vincent, director of environmental services at Northern Water.

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