Cobb County Water System Wins 2022 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Cobb County Water System with a 2022 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for its dedication to helping consumers and businesses save water. This is the fifth consecutive year Cobb Water has been honored with this Award. The EPA presented the award on Thursday, Oct. 6, during the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas. The EPA recognized the Cobb County Water System for:
- Promoting Fix a Leak Week by creating an instructional video with a 10-minute challenge on how to find and fix silent leaks. CCWS shared the video with over 100 community members during the Wonder of Water Weekend at a local park, gave away WaterSense-labeled showerheads, and demonstrated how to replace them;
- Launching a new program and training 37 Cobb County resident volunteers on water conservation to help educate consumers during community events;
- Tracking multifamily buildings with high water use and promoting the commercial toilet rebate program to properties built before 1993 – offering a $50 credit on the building’s water bill for replacing up to 100 older toilets with WaterSense labeled models;
- Continuing its program to offer residents a free indoor water savings kit, complete with faucet aerators and a showerhead; and
- Sponsoring a coloring book contest, inviting fourth and fifth graders to draw its mascot Tappy Turtle saving and protecting water.
Georgia is one of three states to mandate high-efficiency plumbing fixtures in all new developments – exceeding federal standards. For more information about WaterSense, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.