Aquarion seeks nominees for Environmental Champion Awards

The Aquarion Water Company is again seeking to recognize adults, students, small and large businesses, and nonprofits whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources — its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities.

For the seventh year, the company will select winners of its Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards in five categories: Adult, Youth, Small Business, Large Business and Nonprofit Organization.

“As Stewards of the environment, Aquarion Water Company is proud to provide an opportunity to acknowledge the many outstanding projects that help protect and preserve our state’s environment,” said Charles V. Firlotte, president and CEO of Aquarion Water Company. “Caring for Connecticut’s natural resources is a team effort, and we look forward to celebrating the people, companies and nonprofit organizations whose accomplishments in this endeavor have gone above and beyond.”

Awards will include a $1,000 award for the student winner and $2,500 contributions to environmental nonprofit organizations selected by the other category winners. Aquarion will honor winners on June 3, 2017 at a special event to be held at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017. Self-nominations and re-nominations are welcome.

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About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 51 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as 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.  

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