Welcome Eddie!

I was very happy to hear today that Eddie Wilcut, former Water Conservation Manager for the City of San Antonio has joined the Caroma USA team as their new National Water Conservation Manager. This appointment reinforces Caroma’s continued commitment to Water conservation in North America. Please see a recent Press release, published by Caroma below:

HILLSBORO, OREGON – February 2, 2009 – Caroma, a leader in dual flush toilets and stylish bathroom sinks, today announced the appointment of Eddie Wilcut as National Water Conservation Manager. Wilcut will report to Caroma North American General Manager Derek Kirkpatrick.

Wilcut’s responsibilities in this new position for Caroma North America include developing water conservation programs and assisting the efforts of local representatives and master distributors in delivering successful results with local water authorities, governments, etc. He will also be focusing on industry-specific sectors, such as hotels and educational institutions, to educate on water conservation and how programs can be implemented to conserve water resources.
Wilcut brings more than 10 years of water conservation background to Caroma. Since 1998, he has worked at San Antonio Water System (SAWS) as a Commercial Planner and most recently as Conservation Manager. During his tenure at SAWS, Wilcut oversaw all residential, commercial, and institutional conservation programs aimed at reducing indoor water consumption. Additionally, he worked with businesses and industries to develop new and innovative programs that have been used as models for other conservation programs across the country.
Wilcut has published more than two dozen articles on water conservation, including topics such as cooling tower efficiency, rainwater harvesting, and institutional conservation program development. He has a Masters of Applied Geography degree in Resource and Environmental Studies and Bachelors of Applied Arts degree, both from Texas State University.

“We are very pleased to have Eddie joining the Caroma team,” states Derek Kirkpatrick. “He has considerable experience in educating the public on water-conserving technologies and products. With his strong background and initiative, he will be a great asset to expanding Caroma’s presence in North America.”

About Caroma

Since 1941, Caroma has been a world leader in quality and innovation of bathroom products, continually providing reliable, high efficiency toilet suites and sinks. With 41 WaterSense labeled toilets – more than any company in the industry – and complimentary, stylish sinks, Caroma offers award-winning products that help preserve the world’s most valuable resource – water. Combining quality, water-conserving products with superior customer service, Caroma has been chosen by businesses and households worldwide for exceptional performance and stylish design. The company can be contacted by phone at 1 800 605 4218, via email at info@caromausa.com, or on the Web at www.caromausa.com. 

 

 

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SAWS – San Antonio Water System – Water conservation Program and Rebate

SAWS has developed these water-wise programs and rebates to encourage conservation by saving you a lot of green for residential as well as commercial customers.

If you’re a homeowner and a SAWS customer, you can get these great rebates by taking steps to conserve water:

With Commercial customers accounting for 10% of the customer base and 40% of SAWS’ annual water sales, there is great potential for water savings through their commercial conservation programs:

Commercial Large Scale Retrofit Rebate
SAWS provides an economic incentive in the form of rebates to those customers that choose to convert to water-saving equipment and practices.

Commercial Toilet Retrofit Program
Choose from one, or any combination of our program options designed to significantly reduce your company’s water bill and overall water consumption.

Commercial Cooling Tower Audit
SAWS is offering a free audit that can help you improve the performance of your cooling tower.

Restaurant Certified WaterSaver Program
Retrofitting your business with water-conserving products can lower your operating costs. SAWS is offering you free retrofits and installation to help you become a Certified WaterSaver!

Golf Fore SA
Golf Fore SA is the first program of its kind to help golf courses develop conservation and community-oriented practices and provide certification for their achievement.

In addition to the above mentioned programs, SAWS also offers the following programs:

Season to Save Community Challenge
Did you know you can raise money for your neighborhood group or non-profit association and save thousands of gallons of water at the same time? 

Seasonal Irrigation Program
The amount of water your lawn needs is probably less than you think. But how do you know how much it takes to keep it healthy? Just follow the “Seasonal Irrigation Program” or SIP advice each week.

Home Water Conservation Audit
Want to keep money from going down the drain? Get a free audit, and learn how! By performing a a simple water audit you can save water and money.

Why Conserve?

The Edwards Aquifer is the primary source of water for Central Texas. It stretches for over 8,000 sq. miles only 500 feet below the surface and supplies over 1.3 million people with high-quality drinking water. That’s why it’s so important to increase our efforts in protecting and conserving San Antonio’s number one natural resource.

SAWS is a permitted water system with overall regional limits to pumping. Translated into English, this means they’re only allowed so much water from the Edwards Aquifer. That’s why it’s so important to save it. Conservation is the cheapest source of water. Water we save is water we don’t have to buy. So it’s important we do everything we can to decrease our water consumption. Plumbing fixture retrofits, watersaver landscapes, and improved habits are all things that will help us make low water use a part of every person’s everyday life.

Please visit the San Antonio Water System’s website to view the information posted above as well as a lot more helpful info, tips and advise on how to conserve water.

The San Antonio Water System is truly a Leader in the US for implementing Water Conservation Programs. Lets ask our communities to adopt some (or all) of these programs to ensure the availability of clean drinking water in the future.