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City Joins Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

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College Park has joined the National Mayor’s challenge for water conservation , April 1-30

Andrew Fellows, Mayor of College Park, 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 slashing water and energy use across the nation. In return, residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-In, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes.

The Wyland Foundation Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative pledges online to reduce water and energy usage.

Mayor Fellows is encouraging residents to conserve water, save energy, and reduce pollution on behalf of College Park at mywaterpledge.com throughout the month of April. 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, prevent more than 69.9 million pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds

To participate, residents enter online at mywaterpledge.com, then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of College Park. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly 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, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.

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, WonderGroveKids.Com, Bytelaunch.com, and WaterSmart Software

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