Water Hero Award presented to MGM Resorts International

April 05, 2016

(LAS VEGAS, APRIL 4) – Today, the Water Conservation Coalition presented a Water Hero Award to MGM Resorts International in recognition of the company’s ongoing commitment to water efficiency and water conservation practices. The award was presented as part of a commemorative event to open MGM Resorts’ newest outdoor attraction, The Park, which links Las Vegas Boulevard to the company’s new T-Mobile Arena.


John Entsminger, Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager, presented the Water Hero Award to Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts, on behalf of the Water Conservation Coalition.


“MGM continues to be a leader in water-efficiency, converting nearly 200,000 square feet of grass to water-smart landscaping, upgrading cooling towers at numerous properties, utilizing low-flow fixtures and truly modeling a vision of corporate sustainability,” said Entsminger. “They have remained a steadfast partner in our community’s water efficiency efforts, and this venue, The Park, demonstrates the organization’s ongoing commitment to conservation.” 


Over the past five years, MGM Resorts’ companywide water conservation efforts have saved more than 800 million gallons of water, enough to fill nearly 40,000 average residential swimming pools.


“On behalf of our 63,000 employees, we’re honored to accept this award from the Water Conservation Coalition, which further proves that the principles of hospitality and environmental sustainability are not mutually exclusive. We are grateful to the Southern Nevada Water Authority for its longstanding partnership and look forward to adopting water-efficient technologies and practices to not only ensure we are good stewards of this precious natural resource, but also that The Park serves as an educational opportunity for visitors,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.


Previous Water Hero Award recipients include Boyd Gaming, Picerne Real Estate Group, Golf Summerlin, The Venetian and The Palazzo, Good Humor/Breyers Ice Cream, Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Brady Industries, Station Casinos, UNLV, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Caesars Entertainment, KB Home, Metropolitan Laundry and Linen Service and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 525. 


About the Water Conservation Coalition

The Water Conservation Coalition (WCC) is a public/private partnership formed by community leaders to help increase water-efficient business practices within the Southern Nevada business community and promote community-wide water conservation.  The WCC provides information and encouragement to business peers in an effort to boost participation in water conservation and incentive programs.  The WCC carries out its mission by providing the community with sound data, education, committed leadership and initiatives that respect our water resources and quality of life in Southern Nevada.  For additional information on the WCC, please visit the organization’s page at www.snwa.com.

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