Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:13 pm EDT
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA), an industry leader in mission critical water treatment solutions, today announced it has launched the second annual Evoqua Water Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize excellence in water stewardship, including companies using new or existing technologies in innovative, sustainable ways and companies that have made significant strides in water reduction.
Evoqua will nominate companies from among its more than 38,000 customers for their sustainability efforts to treat, reuse, and conserve water. Finalists will be announced in March, with the winner announced on World Water Day, March 22, 2019.
“Evoqua and our customers have a responsibility to those we serve and to the environment of protecting the world’s most precious finite resource - water,” said Ron Keating, Evoqua CEO. “We are privileged to partner with so many organizations who have the same goals for sustainability that we do, and we are excited to again highlight an organization that goes above and beyond.”
This past March, Cintas Corporation was named Evoqua’s inaugural Water Sustainability Awards winner. Cintas demonstrated leadership in sustainability by taking steps to lower water use and minimize environmental impact at several facilities through enhanced wastewater treatment, as well as enhanced water reuse efforts.
Water is an essential element in making everyday products and to everyday life. Evoqua customers use water efficiently to produce those goods as well as to treat water after the goods have been made. It takes approximately 240 gallons of water to make a smart phone, approximately 3,000 gallons to light a 60-watt light bulb for a year, and approximately 39,000 gallons of water, on average, to produce an automobile. Evoqua is committed to helping its customers use and treat water sustainably.
For more information visit: www.evoqua.com/sustainability
About Evoqua Water Technologies
Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services and expertise to support industrial, municipal and recreational customers who value water. Evoqua has worked to protect water, the environment and its employees for more than 100 years, earning a reputation for quality, safety and reliability around the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company operates in more than 150 locations across nine countries. Serving more than 38,000 customers and 200,000 installations worldwide, our employees are united by a common purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life®.
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