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The Toro Company Recognized by EPA with WaterSense® Excellence Award

EPA recognizes Toro for eighth consecutive year in promoting water efficiency and conservation

Oct 06, 2022  |   Agriculture  |   Construction  |   Golf  |   Homeowner  |   Professional Contractor  |   Rental  |   Sports Fields & Grounds

Riverside, CA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized The Toro Company with a 2022 WaterSense Excellence Award for its dedication to helping consumers and businesses responsibly use water. Presented during the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, The Toro Company was recognized for promoting water efficiency and conservation throughout 2021, along with 33 other utilities, manufacturers, builders, retailers, and organizations that partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes and programs.

WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products, programs and homes, and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. Since 2006, more than 2,100 WaterSense partners and over 40,000 models of certified water-efficient plumbing and irrigation products have helped consumers and businesses save 6.4 trillion gallons of water—enough water to supply all households in the United States for eight months. In addition to water savings, WaterSense has helped reduce the amount of energy needed to pump, treat, and heat water by 754 billion kilowatt hours and helped consumers save $135 billion in water and energy bills. These savings also helped prevent 288 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to planting 4.8 billion trees.

“Throughout 2021, our award-winning partners helped people protect this precious resource by promoting WaterSense-labeled products and water-efficient behaviors,” said Veronica Blette , Chief, WaterSense Branch. “Saving water is particularly critical in areas impacted by drought, but is also a path to helping consumers stretch dollars by reducing their water and energy bills.”

The Toro Company has long been an EPA WaterSense partner and this is its eighth consecutive WaterSense Excellence Award. In 2022, Toro continued to produce a weekly radio program and podcast, called The Water Zone, focused on education and informing people on best practices and technologies for efficient outdoor water use. The show currently has over 40,000 listeners per month and over 100,000 followers on iHeart media. Toro also presented a technical paper, entitled “How Connected Devices Can Help Drive Sustainability for Irrigation,” in March 2021 and collaborated on a smart irrigation book, called “Hold Your Water,” in partnership with artist Wyland and Western Municipal Water District. Throughout 2021, The Toro Company participated in and conducted dozens of training events in-person and virtually that featured WaterSense-labeled products and focused on water efficiency.

“Sustainability is engrained in our approach to business. We value our association with the EPA as a means to broaden outreach and provide meaningful water-efficient solutions,” said John McPhee , general manager, Toro Irrigation and Lighting Businesses. “We are honored to be recognized again this year and look forward to our continued partnership with the EPA WaterSense program.”

For more information about WaterSense and the 2022 award winners, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.

Alexis Deasy  |  Irrigation  |  951-785-3612  |  alexis.deasy@toro.com

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $4.0 billion in fiscal 2021, The Toro Company’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries through a family of brands that includes Toro, Ditch Witch, Exmark, Spartan Mowers, BOSS Snowplow, Ventrac, American Augers, Trencor, Pope, Subsite Electronics, HammerHead, Radius HDD, Perrot, Hayter, Unique Lighting Systems, Irritrol, and Lawn-Boy. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, The Toro Company and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers work on golf courses, sports fields, construction sites, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations. For more information, visit www.thetorocompany.com.

About WaterSense
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering consumers and businesses simple ways to use less water with water-efficient products, homes, and services.