Inspiring water conservation at a local level

Belcarra and Mulranny Tidy Towns committees in Co Mayo took home Irish Water Value Awards at the SuperValu Tidy Towns awards for the North-West region, which took place in Westport 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.

Meter readings to monitor leaks

The Belcarra entry was acknowledged for their analysis of meter readings to monitor leaks as a way for households and businesses to conserve water. Their work on the awareness of source protection and the impact of pesticides was commended as well as their work with the local school as a great way to engage with the younger generation.

Rainwater harvesting system

In Mulranny, the committee were praised for using a rainwater harvesting system along with other water conservation methods. The group’s attention to their use of cleaning products and the affects that plastic bottles can have locally and globally was highlighted.

Commenting on the Water Value Awards, Sean Corrigan of Irish Water, said “Congratulations to the Belcarra and Mulranny Tidy Towns committees on winning the Irish Water Value Awards for the North-West region. Irish Water is very proud to sponsor the 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 these communities to win the awards is truly inspirational.”

The Irish Water Value Award was presented to Belcarra and Mulranny Tidy Towns committees by Sean Corrigan, Irish Water, and Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD.


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