Town of Windsor Mayor Kristie Melendez is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation April 1-30 — and in return residents can win a new Toyota Prius, water-saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes.
The annual challenge is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative and easy-to-do online pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.
“I encourage all Windsor residents to take the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation pledge,” Melendez said. “Water is a critical resource, and we must all do our part to conserve and use our natural resources wisely.”
To participate, residents enter online at mywaterpledge.com, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of the Town of Windsor. Cities compete in categories based on population size. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and a grand prize Toyota Prius.
The challenge also features additional resources for residents to take their conservation commitment even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.
The 6th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S. EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, National League of Cities, Conserva Irrigation, and Earth Friendly Products (makers of ECOS).
The Town of Windsor’s participation in the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is part of the town’s annual water conservation program. For more information, visit the Water Conservation page.