National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Begins in March

Jan. 18, 2012

Cities nationwide to compete to see who can be most “water wise”

Mayors across the country will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation—and in return residents can win a new Toyota Prius Hybrid, water saving fixtures and hundreds of other prizes.

The Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a non-profit competition to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative, easy-to-use online pledges to reduce water and energy usage.

With support from Toyota, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, NOAA and eco-conscious companies, mayors nationwide are encouraged to challenge their residents to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution on behalf of their city throughout the month of April. 

Cities will be divided into four regions and categorized by population. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge win. Participants in the winning cities will be eligible to win prizes, including Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicles, home water makeover kits and more.

Most importantly, participants will see real results based on simple actions they can do to save water and energy. Residents will also discover resources in their area to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.

Take the challenge from March 30 to April 30 at

Source: Wyland Foundation