Tucson Continues to Lead in National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservationby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Apr. 26, 2013, under Press Releases
April 25, 2013 @ 3 PM
Residents continue to pledge to use water wisely, keeping Tucson first in its category in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
With less than one week to go, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Tucson Water Director Alan Forrest are asking residents to keep our pledge counter turning.
Tucsonans can pledge online at mywaterpledge.com through April 30. Participants in cities with the highest number of pledges will be eligible for prizes donated by Wyland, Toyota, Rain Bird, Lowe’s and several other organizations.
“Tucson has been in first place since the challenge began April 1,” said Mayor Rothschild. “Still, we have no idea how big our lead is, so we can’t afford to let up. Let’s keep those pledges coming in for the next five days.”
“A major benefit of participating in the challenge is that the water conservation and efficiency principles our residents practice daily are now getting attention on a national scale,” said Forrest.
The Wyland Foundation sponsors the Mayor’s Challenge, a friendly online competition between cities, now in its fourth year.
The web page tucsonaz.gov/water/take-the-pledge offers resources for residents to help get more local pledges, as well as a link to the Foundation’s page that tracks cities’ rankings as pledges are tallied.