Northern Water wins conservation award from EPA

BERTHOUD – Northern Water has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency with the 2020 WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year Award. The award was given to recognize Northern Water’s promotion of WaterSense and water efficiency in 2019. Northern Water’s Board of Directors was presented the award during their meeting on Thursday.

WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water efficient products and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. WaterSense labeled products, homes and programs helped consumers and businesses save 871 billion gallons of water in 2019, along with the energy used to heat that water and money on utility bills.

“Since the program started in 2006, our WaterSense partners have made it possible for consumers and businesses to save more than 4.4 trillion gallons of water and $87 billion on utility bills,” said Veronica Blette, WaterSense Program Manager. “Our award winners in particular have gone above and beyond to make water, energy and money savings easy for Americans.”

Northern Water is one of 28 utilities, manufacturers, builders and other organizations recognized by the federal agency. In the past year, Northern Water has promoted water efficiency through efforts such as the Water Efficiency Landscape Grant Program, the Conservation Gardens at Northern Water, water efficiency consultations and irrigation audits.

“Northern Water is honored to receive the 2020 WaterSense Utility Promotional Partner of the Year award,” said Frank Kinder, Water Efficiency Program Manager at Northern Water.

“WaterSense provides a high-value, national platform for developing and sharing water efficient products and practices which enable users to save water indoors and in landscapes. We appreciate this partnership and the opportunities it provides for conservation and performance,”
he said.

About Northern Water
Northern Water, a public agency created in 1937, provides water for agricultural, municipal, domestic and industrial uses for more than 1 million people in Northern Colorado via the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Pleasant Valley Pipeline and Southern Water Supply Project. It also generates hydropower at two sites and provides water quality services throughout the region. Its Municipal Subdistrict delivers water through the Windy Gap Project. Northern Water and the Municipal Subdistrict are currently developing the Windy Gap Firming Project and the Northern Integrated Supply Project to enhance Front Range water supplies for the future. Learn more online at

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Jeff Stahla, Public Information Officer

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