With The National Environmental Awards almost here, anticipation is growing ahead of the ceremony at Rougemont School in Newport.

While the finalists are getting ready to don their best bib and tucker for the second annual awards, so too are the sponsors who will also be there on the night.

Western Power Distribution and GPT Environmental are this year’s co-headline sponsors, but there is a raft of other businesses backing the event by sponsoring award categories.

One of those is Dwr Cymru, sponsors of the Education/School or College Award, which was won last year by Coleg Gwent.

This year sees Penyrheol Comprehensive School’s Design and Technology department, Torfaen County Borough Council’s Inspire2 Achieve team and Coleg y Cymoedd fight for the prize.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is a not-for-profit company which supplies drinking water and wastewater services to most of Wales and parts of western England.

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“At Welsh Water, we provide essential services in the management of the water cycle to over three million people across most of Wales and some adjoining parts of England,” said a spokesperson.

“Uniquely, we are a not-for-profit business, which means that we can focus exclusively on what is in the best interest of our customers.

“Our sole focus is on making sure that we provide the best quality drinking water possible, take away the dirty water quickly, safely and at an affordable price.

“As one of the biggest companies in Wales with a 3,000-strong workforce and an annual energy bill of £46million, we have a duty to make sure that we also protect and enhance the environment.

“We invest over £1million a day for our customers, not just in our infrastructure but also in the environment around us, innovative techniques to be as efficient as possible, reducing waste, sustainable green technology, safeguarding our ecosystems and helping to educate the next generation.

“And that’s why we are delighted to be a sponsor of the second National Environmental Awards, to celebrate the people and the communities, to shine a light on the transformative projects, and to encourage the innovative ideas contributing to the greatest climate effort humankind has ever seen.”

A total of 13 awards will be handed out tonight, with several of last year’s finalists in the running for prizes again.

For more information about Dwr Cymru’s services, click here.