EPA honors Toro with WaterSense award

October 9, 2015 -  By

toro_150The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored the Toro Co. with its 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year award. Toro was recognized at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 8.

“We are so appreciative of, and continually impressed by, our WaterSense partners’ dedication to making water efficiency a priority,” said Ellen Gilinsky, EPA Office of Water senior policy adviser. “By touching lives with water-efficient products, programs and practices on a daily basis, they’re helping improve community resilience to extreme weather conditions, such as drought, and providing a foundation for water conservation that will help save water for future generations.”

Toro was the first large irrigation product manufacturer to receive this award. The company was selected for contributions in product innovations to improve water efficiency—specifically, its weather-based controllers—and for its efforts in promoting the WaterSense program in 2014, according to Toro.

Additional WaterSense information, according Toro:

  • WaterSense partners helped consumers save 346 billion gallons of water in 2014, more than the amount of water used by all households in Texas in a year.
  • The program has reduced the amount of energy needed to heat, pump and treat water by 146 billion kilowatt hours, enough energy to supply 13.3 million homes with power for a year.
  • More than 1,700 utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders and organizations partner with the EPA in its WaterSense program.

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