Denver Water receives national sustainability award Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 01:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has recognized Denver Water with its 2021 Sustainable Water Utility Management Award. Four agencies received honors this year.

The award was launched in 2014 to “recognize member utilities that have made a commitment to sustainable management.” It was a repeat performance for Denver Water, which received the award in 2018 as well. The honor is especially impressive in light of the fact that an agency cannot receive the award in consecutive years and is eligible every three years.

“[Denver Water] strives to improve operations and protect its surrounding ecosystems and communities. The utility has formal goals to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy use to maintain net-energy neutrality, expand renewable energy resources, and improve green infrastructure,” AMWA noted. “The utility also partners with government agencies to maintain and improve the burned areas of priority watersheds, including planting more than a million trees.”

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