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Fort Worth wins 2017 WaterSense Excellence Award

Posted Oct. 10, 2017

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Fort Worth Water Conservation Team members and Acting Water Director Kara Shuror accepted an EPA 2017 WaterSense Excellence Award last week. Pictured are Conservation Specialist Jillian North, Conservation Specialist Hillary Roberts, EPA's Acting Associate Director for the Office of Water Management Infrastructure Division Leo Gueriguian, Water Conservation Manager Micah Reed, Acting Water Director Kara Shuror and Water Conservation Specialist Michele Birmingham.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Fort Worth with a 2017 WaterSense Excellence Award as a leader in water conservation efforts. Fort Worth was honored at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference last week. It was one of six cities nationwide to receive an Excellence Award in promoting the WaterSense Program, which helps residents use water more efficiently.

More than 1,700 utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders and organizations partner with WaterSense. Only a select few, however, are recognized each year for their significant program contributions. This is the second Excellence Award received by the Fort Worth Water Department.

Fort Worth has engaged residents in a variety of programs to save water, such as the SmartFlush toilet program, which distributed more than 2,400 high-efficiency toilets in 2016, saving more than 15,241,708 gallons. In addition, Fort Worth offered more than 233 WaterSense-labeled showerheads at community events free to residents.

Since 2006, Fort Worth and other WaterSense partners have helped consumers save 1.5 trillion gallons of water, more than the amount of water used by all households in California for a year. In addition to water savings, WaterSense-labeled products and homes have helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump and treat water by 212 billion kilowatt hours since the program began in 2006 — enough energy to supply a year’s worth of power to more than 19.4 million homes.

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