• The Method faucet is one of Moen's newest WaterSense-labeled models.

    The Method faucet is one of Moen's newest WaterSense-labeled models.

The EPA announced its annual WaterSense Partners of the Year, which recognize companies for excellence in promoting water efficiency and WaterSense-labeled products.

The winners are:

  • Cascade Water Alliance: According to the EPA announcement, this organization in King County, Wash., worked with local retailers and plumbing contractors to promote water efficiency and gave rebates for more than 3,000 WaterSense-certified toilets.

  • Moen: The manufacturer was recognized for earning WaterSense certification for all 267 of its lav faucets, which cross a range of price points.

  • Lowe’s: An honoree for the second straight year, the big box retailer’s “Build Your Savings” program educated consumers on energy-, water-, and money-saving products. 

  • Judy Benson: President of Clear Water Products and Services in Longwood, Fla., this Irrigation Partner of the Year worked to educate businesses and consumers in her area on outdoor water efficiency.

The EPA also recognized four strategic collaboration recipients: the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, North Carolina plumbing and drain-cleaning company Drains Plus, manufacturer Kohler, and Robert Dobson of Middletown Sprinkler Co. in Port Monmouth, N.J.

Caroma was recognized for “excellence in labeled products in the marketplace” in honor of its 47 WaterSense-certified dual-flush toilets. Finally, Bryan Condray, irrigation operations manager for Phoenix-based DLC Resources, earned “demonstrated results” honors for helping 17 of the communities served by his company reduce outdoor water use by a combined 529 million gallons.

For more details on all of the winners and why they were selected, visit the EPA’s WaterSense awards page.

Katy Tomasulo is Deputy Editor for EcoHome.