Niagara Named EPA WaterSense Partner of the Year
October 21, 2022
Niagara, a leader in high-performance, high-efficiency, water-saving toilets, has been honored with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Partner of the Year award for helping people save water.
As many Americans look to reduce water consumption through products that can help alleviate high utility bills and reduce impacts of the serious drought in portions of the U.S., Niagara continues to innovate and be nationally recognized for its high-performing, water-saving products. This is Niagara’s sixth WaterSense award and the company has received 12 awards or accolades this year that recognize its ingenuity in water conservation technology and products.
In the last few months, Niagara was recently honored with the Business Intelligence Sustainability Initiative of the Year award for its Pro line. Niagara also received the Stevie’s People’s Choice for Business-to-Business Products for the toilet product suites that it launched in 2021 that are designed specifically to save water. Two Niagara executives, Carl Wehmeyer and Holly Shadel, were honored with SEAL’s 2022 Sustainability Leader of the Year award for leadership in sustainability and environmental management, and Stevie’s Best Female Employee of the Year respectively.
“We are honored to be named the WaterSense Partner of the Year and to join such an incredible list of industry leaders,” said Wehmeyer, executive vice president at Niagara. “Our mission is to bring new technology to our customers that conserves water without sacrificing performance. This award is a huge accomplishment for our entire team and a giant step in continuing to fulfill our mission.”
WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products, programs and homes and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. Since 2006, more than 2,100 WaterSense partners and over 40,000 models of certified water-efficient plumbing and irrigation products have helped consumers and businesses save 6.4 trillion gallons of water – enough water to supply all households in the United States with water for eight months. In addition to water savings, WaterSense has helped reduce the amount of energy needed to pump, treat and heat water by 754 billion kilowatt hours and helped consumers save $135 billion in water and energy bills. These savings also helped prevent 288 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to planting 4.8 billion trees.
“Throughout 2021, our award-winning partners helped people protect this precious resource by promoting WaterSense labeled products and water-efficient behaviors,” said Veronica Blette, chief, WaterSense Branch. “Saving water is particularly critical in areas impacted by drought, but is also a path to helping consumers stretch dollars by reducing their water and energy bills.”
WaterSense honored Niagara as a 2022 Partner of the Year for Niagara’s commitment to educating partners, architects, engineers, staff and sales teams about WaterSense benefits and products through continuing education programs, materials, online resources and product packaging. In recognition of their commitment to promoting WaterSense and water efficiency in 2021, Niagara was honored during the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, along with along with 33 other awardees – utilities, manufacturers, builders, retailers, and other organizations that partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes, and programs.
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