MarketWatch:

As an international company that operates around the world, USANA Health Sciences, Inc. also recognizes its duty to contribute to its local community. As a result of its water-wise landscaping and xeriscaping, USANA is proud to announce that it has been recognized with a 2010 West Valley City Clean and Beautiful Award. Not only does this save USANA money as a company, but its xeriscaping helps reduce the public’s need for costly water main upgrades, saving public agencies and citizens of West Valley City money too. The West Valley City Council presented USANA with the award on Tuesday night at City Hall.

In 2006, grass around USANA’s 3.25 acres of property was replaced with rocks, mulch, trees, low-water plants, walking trails and a sand volleyball court. Since USANA’s xeriscape landscaping project was completed, the company has saved nearly three million gallons of water, making USANA both clean and beautiful. “USANA uses very little water,” said Tim Chezem, Chairman of the WVC Clean & Beautiful Committee. “They show the city you don’t have to use millions of gallons of water to still be beautiful. It’s refreshing to see a company being wise with resources.”

“USANA is honored to be recognized with West Valley City’s Clean and Beautiful Award,” said Dr. Tim Wood, USANA Executive Vice President of Research and Development. “USANA is committed to protecting, preserving and promoting the integrity of the environment. We will continue to find new ways to keep our West Valley City-based business both aesthetically appealing and environmentally friendly.”

Seventy-six winners were recognized by the West Valley City Council for well-kept homes and businesses. They were judged on curb appeal, well-managed shrubbery, weed-free lawns, blooming blossoms and water-wise landscaping or xeriscaping.

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