The Aquarion Water Company is again seeking to recognize adults, students, small and large businesses, and non-profits whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources — its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities.
For the sixth year, the company will select winners of its Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards in five categories: Adult, Youth, Small Business, Large Business and Non-Profit Organization.
“We are proud to see such a large number of outstanding projects that help protect and preserve our state’s environment enter the Environmental Champion Awards, said Charles V. Firlotte, president and CEO of Aquarion Water Company. “As this contest enters its sixth year, we look forward to celebrating the people, companies and non-profit organizations who go above and beyond to care for Connecticut’s natural resources.”
Awards will include a $1,000 award for the student winner and $2,500 contributions to environmental non-profit organizations selected by the other winners. Aquarion will honor winners on June 4, 2016 at a special event to be held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
The deadline for nominations is May 4, 2016. Self-nominations and re-nominations are welcome.
About Aquarion Water Company
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 50 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, Conn., it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.