Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Congratulations to Kearns Improvement District for Being Nationally Recognized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored the Kearns Improvement District with a WaterSense® Excellence in Education and Outreach Award for their promotion of WaterSense and water efficiency in 2022. The District was one of 25 winners nationwide to receive the award. Their efforts included conservation messaging, promotion, education, and outreach to the citizens served by the District (visit

“With extreme weather affecting water supplies and quality, saving this precious resource is more important than ever,” said Veronica Blette, Chief, WaterSense Branch. “The 2023 award winners helped Americans look to WaterSense and save not just water, but the energy required to heat and treat it, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy use.”

WaterSense, a voluntary partnership sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water efficient products, programs, and homes and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. More than 2,100 manufacturers, builders, retailers, utilities, government, and nonprofit organizations partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes, and programs.

Since 2006, over 40,000 certified water-efficient plumbing and irrigation products have helped consumers, and businesses save 7.5 trillion gallons of water; the amount of energy needed to pump, treat, and heat water by 880 billion kilowatt hours; and &171 billion in. Water and energy bills. These savings also helped prevent 337 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to planting 5.6 billion trees.

“With the changing weather patterns and the severe drought that has plagued our area, we have cherished the partnership and tools that EPA’s WaterSense has provided in helping our community to make great strides in preserving this precious resource of safe, clean, and reliable water. The Kearns Improvement District his excited to be recognized for these efforts.” F. Greg Anderson, PE - General Manager/CEO Kearns Improvement District

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