Alameda County Water District Wins 2021 WaterSense Excellence Award by Alameda County Water District Oct 12, 2021 Member Submitted News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Alameda County Water District with a 2021 WaterSense Excellence Award for its dedication to helping residents and businesses save water, even with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Alameda County Water District was recognized today for promoting WaterSense and water efficiency throughout 2020, during the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, along with 33 other utilities, manufacturers, builders, retailers, and other organizations that partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes, and programs. WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products and homes and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. Since the program started in 2006, WaterSense labeled products have helped consumers and businesses save 5.3 trillion gallons of water—enough water to supply all households in the United States with water for 200 days! In addition to water savings, WaterSense has helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump, and treat water by 603 billion kilowatt hours and save $108 billion in water and energy bills. “In 2020, our WaterSense partners continued to make saving water possible by educating consumers and businesses about WaterSense and water-efficient behaviors,” said Veronica Blette, the WaterSense program manager. “Our award winners’ creative and committed approaches to water conservation helped consumers save water, energy, and money on their utility bills at a time when they needed it most.” WaterSense honored Alameda County Water District as a 2021 Excellence Award winner for promoting WaterSense labeled products through its robust water conservation measures, including high-efficiency toilet and urinal rebate programs, weather-based irrigation controller rebate programs, water conservation kits, and its Water Savings Assistance Partnership Program. “Alameda County Water District is proud to be a WaterSense Partner and honored to be a 2021 Excellence Award recipient,” said ACWD Board President Aziz Akbari. “We appreciate the simplicity of pointing our customers toward devices and fixtures that are fully vetted through the WaterSense labeling program. With a label they can trust, we know our customers are receiving high-performing equipment that supports our water savings goals.” For more information about ACWD’s water conservation program, rebates, and ways to save water, visit acwd.org/conserve. For more information about WaterSense, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.