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Subject: Greeley Joins Nationwide Challenge to be the Most WaterWise
Greeley has joined cities across the country to ask residents to make a commitment to conserve water in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Mayor Tom Norton and the Greeley City Council are encouraging Greeley residents to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution on behalf of Greeley at www.mywaterpledge.com
during the month of April.
In 2012, Greeley was one of the winning cities in the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and a Grand Prize Toyota Prius Plug-In. The challenge also features additional resources for residents to take their commitment of conservation even further with resources and cost-saving tips.
Last year, residents from over 1,000 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by nearly a billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 18.3 million pounds, and prevent more than 69.9 million pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.
The 3rd National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA’s Office of Water, National League of Cities, U.S. Forest Service, The Toro Company, Wondergrove Kids, Bytelaunch, and WaterSmart Software.