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Carmel Utilities wins national EPA WaterSense Excellence Award

Carmel Utilities wins national EPA WaterSense Excellence Award

Post Date:10/10/2016
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City of Carmel
www.carmel.in.gov
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NEWS RELEASE

Date: October 10, 2016
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release: Immediate


Carmel Utilities wins national EPA WaterSense Excellence Award

Carmel, IN – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized The City of Carmel Utilities Department with a 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award as a leader in saving water for future generations. Carmel Utilities received this national recognition at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference on October 6, 2016, for promoting water efficiency and WaterSense in 2015. Sue Maki, Manager of Environmental Initiatives & Education in the Utilities Department, accepted the award on behalf of the City of Carmel.

More than 1,700 utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders, and organizations partner with WaterSense. However, only a select few are recognized each year for their significant program contributions.

Carmel Utilities was honored as a 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award winner for its outreach campaigns and collaboration with other area businesses, such as Delta Faucet and Home Depot, in the promotion of water-use efficiency. By increasing public awareness through social media, the Utilities newsletter The Full Circle, clinics held at the Carmel Home Depot, outreach at numerous community events and a video on how to fix toilet leaks, Carmel Utilities was able to reach a large percentage of their customers with water-use efficiency tips.

Since 2006, Carmel Utilities and other WaterSense partners have helped consumers save 1.5 trillion gallons of water. 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.

For more information about WaterSense and Carmel Utilities, visit www.epa.gov/watersense and www.carmel.in.gov


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