Mayor Jill Techel 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. In return residents can win water-saving fixtures, $3,000 toward their home utility payments, and hundreds of other eco-prizes in this friendly competition among cities.
This non-profit national community service campaign runs August 1-31. To participate, residents simply go to mywaterpledge.com and make a series of online pledges to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy on behalf of the City of Napa. Small actions like repairing leaky faucets and turning off sprinklers during rain can make a difference. Last year, residents across all 50 states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by 3 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 80 million pounds, and prevent more than 179,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.
Napa is competing in the 30,000-99,999 population category. After 6th and 16th place finishes the past two years, we are looking for another strong showing in 2020. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the Challenge earn a chance at the big prizes, including a deserving local charity receiving a 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE. Students and teachers are encouraged to take part in the Challenge at mywaterpledge.com/classroom-edition with a chance to win prizes for their class and school. Participants can also earn more prize-winning points for the City through the MyVolunteer Water Project feature that tracks hands-on conservation actions at home, in the community, or in virtual groups.
Mayor Techel says, “I encourage all Napa citizens to join me in this annual pledge to take actions around the house and community that make water use efficiency our way of life. Let’s win this challenge!”
The 9th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from U.S EPA WaterSense, National League of Cities, The Toro Company, Conserva Irrigation, and Earth Friendly Products (makers of ECOS).