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City of Charlottesville Wins 2015 WaterSense® Partner of the Year Award

Post Date:10/08/2015 1:59 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville has been recognized as a 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The City of Charlottesville was honored at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference on October 8, 2015 for making a difference every day through water efficiency innovation and WaterSense promotion in 2014.

Some of the highlighted events and programs supported in 2014 include the Fix A Leak Family 5K, where residents learned the importance of finding and fixing leaks; the student led "Blue Team," which went door-to-door in Charlottesville neighborhoods providing free water conservation kits to residence; participation in numerous community events; a TV commercial featuring a barber shop quartet singing a catchy water conservation jingle; and the distribution of almost 500 toilet rebates to residential and multi-family homes in Charlottesville.

"The City of Charlottesville is so excited to be accepting this award," said Jill Greiner, the City of Charlottesville's Water Conservation Program Coordinator. "The community of Charlottesville is committed to saving water and energy, and with the help and the guidance of EPA WaterSense, we have seen a gradual decline in the average single-family water consumption each year."

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

For more information about the City of Charlottesville's water utility and water conservation program, visit www.charlottesville.org/water

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

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