Charlottesville Joins Nationwide
Mayor’s Challenge to be Most “Water Wise” City
Charlottesville, VA – Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Singh Huja is joining Mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically reducing water and energy use. Mayor Huja is encouraging all residents to participate in the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation in order to conserve water, save energy, and reduce pollution on behalf of the City of Charlottesville at www.mywaterpledge.com throughout the month of April.
Cities will be divided into four regions (West, Midwest, South and Northeast) and categorized by population (5,000-30,000 residents, 30,001-100,000 residents, 100,000+ residents). Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge win. Participants in the winning cities will be eligible to win prizes, including a Toyota Prius Hybrid, 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 to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.
This challenge is supported by the Wyland Foundation, Toyota, Water Pik, Rainbird, Sterling Plumbing, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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