WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications for the 2012 WaterSense Partner of the Year awards through April 6, 2012. The awards showcase WaterSense partners who have excelled at increasing awareness and understanding of water efficiency and the WaterSense label in the past year.
 
WaterSense recognizes Partners of the Year in six categories-manufacturers, retailers/distributors, home builders, licensed certification providers, irrigation partners, and promotional partners such as utilities and local governments. Depending on the applicant pool, WaterSense may recognize multiple Partners of the Year or Excellence award winners in any category.
 
Applicants must have partnered with WaterSense prior to Jan. 1, 2012, and award applications must be submitted online by April 6, 2012. Winners will be announced at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 3 to 5, 2012. For additional information, application materials, and to read about past WaterSense Partners of the Year, please visit the WaterSense website.