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California firm receives recycled water award


April 3, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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March 3, 2014, Santa Fe, CA – Shaw Floors’
Tuftex division has received the Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award from
the WateReuse Association’s California Section during the organization’s annual
Awards of Excellence ceremony earlier this month.

March 3, 2014, Santa Fe, CA – Shaw Floors'
Tuftex division has received the Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award from
the WateReuse Association’s California Section during the organization’s annual
Awards of Excellence ceremony earlier this month.

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Shaw’s Tuftex division received the
Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award from the WateReuse Association’s
California Section during the organization’s annual Awards of Excellence ceremony
in March. The award recognizes a recycled water user that has advanced the
acceptance of water reuse through unique applications and/or innovative
marketing, demonstrating how recycled water benefits the public and contributes
to its business services.

Nominated by the Los Angeles County
Sanitation District, Tuftex’ efforts increased its use of recycled water from
an average of 25.9 per cent (out of total water consumption) in 2012 to 59.4
per cent in 2013, a savings of more than 63 million gallons of fresh water
during the calendar year. Tuftex has continued to make strides in recent
months, currently using nearly 80 per cent reclaimed water. The company is
working to reduce its water intensity 50 per cent company wide by 2030.

“Shaw is honoured to receive the Recycled
Water Customer of the Year Award and once again be recognized for our
groundbreaking efforts to manage resources efficiently across our divisions and
our physical operations,” said Paul Murray, the company’s vice-president of sustainability
and environmental affairs, in a press release.

The WateReuse awards ceremony was held
during the WateReuse California Annual Conference, the premier statewide
conference devoted to sustaining supplies through water recycling and
desalination.