4 December 2017 Go back to News
Roscommon Tidy Towns group win Irish Water Value Award
Award was presented by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD
Cloontuskert Tidy Towns committee in Co. Roscommon took home the Irish Water Value Award at the SuperValu Tidy Towns awards for the North-West region, which took place in Westport, Co Mayo 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.
Spreading awareness of water conservation
The Cloontuskert entry was acknowledged for their work on the community shed which the judges said is a great way to allow the community experience first-hand the benefits of harvesting rainwater. According to the judges the committee’s work has created a good foundation to build on and is a great way to spread awareness about water conservation.
Commenting on the Water Value Awards, Sean Corrigan of Irish Water, said “Congratulations to the Cloontuskert Tidy Towns committee on winning the Irish Water Value Award for the North-West region. 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 this community to win the award is truly inspirational.”
The Irish Water Value Award was presented to Cloontuskert Tidy Towns committee by Sean Corrigan, Irish Water, and Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD.