New Jersey American Water is a 2022 Award Winner for Excellence in Education and Outreach
NEW YORK (October 6, 2022) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented 34 awards to WaterSense partners today at the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, to recognize their support of WaterSense and water efficiency in 2021. Together, WaterSense partners helped communities save a total of more than 6.4 trillion gallons of water and more than $135 billion on utility bills since 2006. New Jersey American Water won a 2022 Excellence Award for its work in education and outreach.
“By working to promote the value of water efficiency, our WaterSense partners helped people save water, energy, and money—all while protecting life’s most precious resource during times of drought,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox. “EPA appreciates WaterSense partners’ commitment to being good stewards of water."
“New Jersey American Water’s well-earned national recognition for Excellence in Education and Outreach testifies to our state’s emphasis on water conservation efforts, efforts to which we must all contribute,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “Faced by the potential for impending drought and persistent affordability stressors, all New Jerseyans – and all Americans – require accessible and accurate information to make choices that are both environmentally conscious and financially savvy. The savings enabled by New Jersey American Water and its fellow award recipients will benefit not just our environment, but our residents’ finances as well.”
Award winners include utilities, manufacturers, builders, a retailer, and other organizations that promote and sell WaterSense labeled products, build WaterSense labeled homes, and operate WaterSense labeled certification programs. The awardees initiated a variety of new programs, outreach, and education activities to engage customers and promote water conservation with WaterSense.
2022 Sustained Excellence Award Winners
The Sustained Excellence Awards are the highest level of achievement for WaterSense. This year, WaterSense added three new WaterSense partners to this category.
2022 Partner of the Year Awards
The Partner of the Year awards go to those WaterSense partners who have achieved success in all of the judging categories—strategic collaboration, education and outreach, and promoting WaterSense labeled products and programs.
2022 Excellence Award Winners
Excellence awards recognize those WaterSense partners who have excelled in a specific area.
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping you save water. WaterSense seeks to protect the future of the nation’s water supply by offering Americans a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, homes, and services. WaterSense labeled products are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well or better than standard models. The program was launched in 2006, and today there are more than 40,000 labeled toilets, faucets/faucet accessories, showerheads, irrigation controllers, and spray sprinkler bodies; and more than 5,700 labeled homes.
Learn more about the 2022 WaterSense Award winners