4 December 2017 Go back to News
Clifden Tidy Towns win national Water Value Award
Irish Water is proud to partner with Tidy Towns and sponsor the Water Value Awards
Clifden Tidy Towns committee in Co Galway were the national winners of the Irish Water Value Award at the SuperValu Tidy Towns awards announced recently.
Irish Water is proud to partner with Tidy Towns and sponsor the Water Value Awards which are aimed at inspiring water conservation at a local level. The Water Value Award is about raising awareness of the importance of mindful water consumption within communities and is about reconnecting communities with water, creating a greater understanding of where water comes from and where wastewater goes to.
Raising awareness on water conservation
The Clifden entry met all the criteria set out by Irish water in terms of raising awareness on water conservation with the local school and community. They also focused their efforts on the Clean Coasts and Think Before You Flush campaigns while also spreading the message of water conservation within the community. They have established one of the first businesses to ban the single use of plastic water bottles in Europe and have won a national award for sustainability for doing so. They also have won a Clean Coasts award for their continued efforts. According to the judges Clifden have set an example for other Tidy Towns committees to follow next year for the Water Value Award.
Commenting on the Water Value Awards, Sean Corrigan of Irish Water said “Congratulations to the Clifden Tidy Towns committee on winning the overall Irish Water Value Award. Irish Water is very proud to sponsor the Water Value Awards again this year which we hope will lead the way in inspiring water conservation at a local level. The work carried out in Clifden to win the overall national award is truly inspirational.”
The Irish Water Value Award was presented to Clifden Tidy Towns committee by Sean Corrigan, Irish Water, and Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD.