OWRB Seeks Nominations for Awards

By: Journal Record Staff September 20, 2017 0

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is seeking nominations for the Water for 2060 Excellence Award program.

The statewide award program was developed to recognize individuals and entities that have developed water-saving measures in three categories – Public Water Supply, Energy/Industry and Crop Irrigation/Agriculture Production.

“It is important to take a moment to recognize outstanding examples of water conservation and efficiency to encourage similar projects in the future,” OWRB Executive Director Julie Cunningham wrote in a prepared statement.

Award winners in each category will be acknowledged at a luncheon at the 38th annual Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference and Symposium on Oct. 31. Projects implemented within the last five years are eligible.

The award details: https://www.owrb.ok.gov/2060/award.php                                                                                              

Application https://www.owrb.ok.gov/2060/pdf/awardform.pdf

Public Water Supply Category outlined:

In support of the Oklahoma Water for 2060 Act and recommendations by a special advisory council to the Governor and Legislature, the Water for 2060 Excellence Award program was developed to recognize individuals and entities that make exceptional contributions to the promotion and implementation of water use efficiency and conservation of Oklahoma’s fresh water resources. Award winners will be acknowledged at the annual Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference. Their innovative solutions and perseverance to increase the security and reliability of our future water supplies will improve the economy and quality of life of all Oklahomans.

For Public Water Supply (Municipalities):

This award recognizes cities, towns, rural water districts, wholesale water providers, or water corporations that provide water to the public for human consumption and/or other purposes. Examples of eligible projects within this category include, but are not limited to the following:

Water conservation plan and implementation;

Leak detection or water loss audits;

Conservation pricing;

Regionalization projects;

Conservation landscaping rebates;

Outdoor watering restriction ordinances;

Education programs/materials for conservation;

Implementation and operation of water reuse systems;

Promoting use of high efficiency fixtures, rain switches, irrigation metering, and other water saving devices;

Mandating/promoting use of appliance/plumbing fixtures with efficiencies above EPA standards; and/or

EPA WaterSense and other partnerships.


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