CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA - Charlottesville is one of twelve winning cities in the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. The conservation contest took place between March 30th and April 30th and asked residents to log on to www.mywaterpledge.com and make a pledge to be water conscious. Cities with the highest percentage of residents taking the pledge were declared winners and are now eligible to win some of the many prizes offered, including a new Toyota Prius! Individual prize winners will be contacted in the next two weeks.
Mayor Satyendra Singh Huja is proud of our community for the enthusiastic response to this awareness effort. "This highlights how people in Charlottesville care about being responsible stewards," says Mayor Huja. "and it's important for all of us to follow through on our pledges to conserve water and energy."
Residents are encouraged to visit www.charlottesville.org/waterconservation for more information including conservation tips, a $100 toilet rebate, creating a water wise landscape, building a rain barrel, and getting a free indoor conservation kit.
The Wyland Foundation, founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, created the Challenge with Toyota in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the primary federal law protecting water resources in the United States. Organizations spearheading the effort also include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, U.S. Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, WaterPik, Rain Bird, Lowe's, STERLING Plumbing, PADI and Project AWARE.