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Three towns have been given an Irish Watersponsored award for conserving water

first_img Statue in Cobh, Co Cork. Short URL Three towns have been given an Irish Water-sponsored award for conserving water The Value Water Award, sponsored by Irish Water, recognises communities that have made a commitment to saving water. Nov 1st 2016, 8:03 PM THREE TOWNS IN Ireland have been recognised for their commitment to cut down on the wastage of water as part of the TidyTowns Awards.The three towns were:Coolagown, Co CorkTuamgraney, Co ClareCobh, Co CorkIrish Water is Ireland’s national water utility, responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland.The newly-formed government agency sponsors the Value Water Award, which recognises communities that have made a commitment to saving water.This is the second year the Value Water Award has been given.Last year, Emly in Co Tipperary received the Value Water Award. A number of measures were introduced to conserve water usage including:40% reduction in water usage from the mains in the last 3 years19 water butts are currently installed in the villageA rainwater tank has been installed at the Community Hall for the toiletsA waste prevention leaflet including water conservation measures was produced and distributed in the communityWorking closely with the local school to save water, achieving a reduction from 12 litres per student per day in 2013 to 7 litre per day in 2015. 61 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3057419 Image: Shutterstock/Voyagerix Statue in Cobh, Co Cork. Image: Shutterstock/Voyagerix Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share218 Tweet Email1 16,629 Views Cobh, Co Cork. Source: Shutterstock/Andrei NekrassovTidyTowns AwardsEarlier this year, Skerries in Co Dublin was named as the tidiest town in Ireland, beating 858 other towns and villages. The two other national winners, were Ennis, which won the title of Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre, and Listowel, Co Kerry held the title of Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town.Speaking at the awards ceremony today Michael Ring, Minister for Regional Economic Development said:“This unselfish effort and the generosity displayed by these volunteers makes a huge difference in our communities.“Today we also recognise all the other TidyTowns groups not here today who are also committed to improving their communities year on year but have yet to achieve formal recognition in the competition”Read: Five thousand years of death: The secrets uncovered at Hellfire Club siteRead: The GAA was founded 132 years ago today – but what happened at the first meeting? By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tuesday 1 Nov 2016, 8:03 PMlast_img read more