Evanston Recognized for Conservation Efforts with 2014 Utility Water Saver Award

Posted on Friday Mar 14, 2014 in Sustainability, Water Division

The City of Evanston is the proud recipient of the first Utility Water Saver Award, presented by the Illinois Section American Water Works Association’s (ISAWWA) Water Efficiency Committee. The City’s Utility Department will be honored at the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA) and ISAWWA’s joint conference and expo, WATERCON 2014, on Tuesday, March 18 in Springfield.

The Water Efficiency Committee created this award to honor an active ISAWWA member making significant contributions to water efficiency with notable achievements in renewable water policies and practices, environmental stewardship, employee education, conservation and community outreach programs. 

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The ISAWWA is a branch of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the largest non-profit, scientific and education association dedicated to managing water resources, with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Illinois branch is the largest water-related organization in the state, providing education and advocacy for water utility employees, consulting engineers, equipment manufacturers and regulatory employees.

During WATERCON 2014, the City of Evanston’s Utility Department will present the positive steps taken to achieve the goals established in its 2012 Water Conservation and Efficiency Plan, which includes reducing water consumption by six percent by 2020, adopting cost effective and community appropriate conservation, and educating residents and businesses about the value of tap water and its effect on water usage.

For more information regarding the Utility Water Saver Award and upcoming conference, please visit www.isawwa.org.