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City Recognized for Innovative Water Conservation


June 18, 2010 – The City of Thunder Bay has been recognized for the ‘Most Innovative Conservation Method’ at the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI) Annual Meeting & Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 16 - 18.

“This recognition program acknowledges cities that are doing good work on water conservation,” said Mayor Lynn Peterson, who joins over 30 member mayors of the GLSLCI, and will be accepting the award today.

“It is wonderful to see all of our hard work being recognized at such a high level.”
 
The award recognizes a city that takes an innovative approach to conserve water or to encourage water conservation.

The City of Thunder Bay is the recipient based on the development of water bars to promote more use of municipal water at public events and discourage use of disposable water bottles. 

In 2009, the City's partnership with EcoSuperior Environmental Programs resulted in 293 toilet replacements, presentations on water conservation to 800 elementary students, the distribution of over 550 rain barrel and 383 water saver visits to residential households.

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is a coalition of U.S. and Canadian mayors and other local officials working to advance the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

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Contact: Mayor Lynn Peterson, City of Thunder Bay, 625-3600