Smart Water Application Technologies, a committee of the Irrigation Association, named Colorado Springs Utilities as the recipient of the SWAT Outstanding Industry Partnership Award. This award recognizes a water provider that has successfully implemented a program focused on partnership building with landscape and irrigation professionals to promote outdoor water conservation.

The utilities’ trade allies program aims to transform the market to increase the purchase of efficient irrigation technologies throughout its service area through educational events, communication and rebate programs targeted to irrigation and landscape professionals.

“Colorado Springs Utilities’ trade allies program highlights the importance of investing in the partnerships between irrigation professionals and water utilities,” said IA Industry Development Director John Farner. “Congratulations to everyone involved in this program. This SWAT recognition is well deserved.”

Colorado Springs Utilities currently serves approximately 135,000 residential customers and 8,200 commercial customers, and it has a water service territory that covers 195 square miles. Each year, the utilities provides approximately 73,000 acre-feet of water to its customers, with an estimated 30% of that used in the landscape.

The 2020 Outstanding Industry Partnership Award was presented virtually and announced during the WaterSmart Innovations Webinar Series. To view the presentation, visit www.irrigation.org/SWAT20awards.