11 December 2017 Go back to News
Co. Kildare Tidy Towns group takes home Irish Water Value Award
Irish Water proud to partner with Tidy Towns
Broadford Tidy Towns group in Co. Kildare took home an Irish Water Value Award at the SuperValu Tidy Towns awards for the East Midlands region, which took place in Skerries, Co. Dublin recently.
Irish Water is proud to partner with Tidy Towns and sponsor the Value Water Awards which are aimed at inspiring water conservation at a local level. The Value Water 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.
Broadford Tidy Towns group commended for reducing 'water footprint'
The Broadford entry was commended for how the community made efforts to reduce their “Water Footprint” by placing rainwater harvests around the local area. Their “water saving tips” leaflet is an excellent way to spread the idea of water conservation throughout the community and could be used in future for informing people on the causes and dangers of water pollution and on what not to flush down the toilets or pour down the sinks. The involvement of the local school and their Green school’s committee in helping to conserve water is to be applauded as it helps to educate the younger generation on the importance of water conservation.
Commenting on the Value Water Awards, Grainne Carey of Irish Water said “Congratulations to the Broadford Tidy Towns group on winning the Irish Water Value Awards for the East Midlands region. Irish Water is very proud to sponsor the Value Water Awards again this year and we are delighted to see that it inspires water conservation at a local level. The work carried out by the Broadford community to win the award is truly inspirational.”
The Irish Water Value Water Award was presented by Minister Sean Kyne and Clare O’Riordan from Irish Water to Cora Dempsey and Joe Boland from Kildare County Council.