Congratulations to the City of Prineville for winning the Best Water Management and Conservation Plan (WMCP) award from the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD). The City took the top honor in the category for municipal water suppliers serving more than 1,000 people.

In a press release on August 28, OWRD gave kudos to the City for its impressive conservation efforts: “By replacing old water supply lines, conducting regular audits and installing automatic residential meters, Prineville was able to reduce its rate of water leakage from 28 percent in 2008 to 1.9 percent in 2016.” Apple, Inc., which operates a datacenter in Prineville, nominated the City for the award.

GSI is proud to have supported the City with the development of its WMCP. Adam Sussman, GSI’s project manager for Prineville, said, “A WMCP is a great tool for identifying water management challenges and setting out 5-year benchmarks for improvement. The City has made significant strides in upgrading its water system. Their efforts to address system leakage and water supply accounting was only possible through the full support of the mayor, City Council and City staff. Prineville should be very proud of its accomplishments.”

View OWRD’s complete list of the 2017 Stewardship and Conservation Award winners.