City officials encourage Greeley residents to conserve water, save energy, reduce pollution, and make a pledge to save water at mywaterpledge.com during the month of April.
Greeley joins cities across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. In return, residents could win $3,000 toward home utility payments, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. The Challenge also gives residents a chance to nominate a deserving charity that would benefit from possibly winning a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to serve the community.
The annual challenge, April 1 through 30, 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 to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.
Last year, residents from more than 3,800 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual use of water by 3 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 79.9 million pounds, and prevent more than 177,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.
Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge are entered into drawings for prizes. Greeley competes in the 30,000 to 99,999 category, because the population categories are based on the 2010 Census.
Greeley won in 2012 and placed in the top 10 each subsequent year.
“Last year we finished in 4th Place,” said Ruth Quade the Water Conservation Manager for the city. “I hope that more residents take part to make Greeley place even higher this year.”
The 8th 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, EcoSystems Inc., and Earth Friendly Products (makers of ECOS).