Toro awarded 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year award

The Toro Company was awarded the 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Oct. 8. for the company’s significant contributions in product innovations to improve water efficiency and for its efforts in promoting the WaterSense program in 2014.

During the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, Toro was recognized  for their development of innovative weather-based controllers for water efficiency. The sales and marketing experts of Toro were also recognized for educating customers on the benefits of smart irrigation practices and technologies.

 “Toro is dedicated to water-saving innovation that meets our customers’ needs and promotes the efficient use of water,” Phil Burkart, vice president of The Toro Company’s Irrigation and Lighting Businesses, said. “We are proud to have our efforts toward water smart irrigation and outreach recognized by such an important national agency.”

The WaterSense program saved 346 billion gallons of water in 2014 through communication and education about WaterSense-labeled products and programs. More than 1,700 utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders and organizations partner in the EPA WaterSense program.

“We are so appreciative of, and continually impressed by, our WaterSense partners’ dedication to making water efficiency a priority,” Ellen Gilinsky, EPA Office of Water Senior Policy Advisor, said. “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.”

The Toro Company is the first large irrigation product manufacturer to receive the WaterSense Partner of the Year award.

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