The Federal Government has opened nominations for the 2012 Prime Ministers Water Wise Award for commercial and industrial companies that can demonstrate significant recent water savings.


Announcing the opening of nominations, Senator Don Farrell, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, said the award was a great way to celebrate companies that make outstanding efforts to conserve water.


"This is Australia's premier award recognising water efficiency excellence in the commercial and industrial sectors, which typically account for between 15 and 20 per cent of all water used in Australia," Senator Farrell said.


Judging is based on water savings and takes into account innovation, excellence in project delivery, and the ability for approaches to be replicated at other facilities.


The Prime Minister's Water Wise Award is part of the Water Efficiency Opportunities program, under the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.


Nominations will close on Friday 20 July 2012.


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