Charlottesville Mayor Accepts Water Conservation Challenge
The national Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation is set to wrap up at the end of the month and the city of Charlottesville is at the front of the race for its region.
Frederick, Maryland is in second place right now. Their mayor, Randy McClement, is challenging Charlottesville. The mayor of the winning city will receive a gift basket of local products from the other community. Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja has accepted the bet.
Huja, said, "We are definitely going to win, especially if residents of this city make a pledge to conserve water. They can go to mywaterpledge.com and make a pledge to conserve. It's a win-win situation for them and the community."
The National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation will be wrapping up its month long contest on April 30th, and thanks to our water conscious community, the City of Charlottesville is currently in first place for its region! However, Mayor Randy McClement of second-place Frederick, Maryland has challenged Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Singh Huja to a conservation contestand stated that his community is "in it to win it". Mayor Huja has accepted his challenge and is confident that Charlottesville will be the ultimate winner come April 30th. The mayor of the winning city will receive a gift basket of local products from the other community.
"I encourage all local residents to visit mywaterpledge.comand take the pledge to conserve water", says Mayor Huja. "Then visit our own website at charlottesville.org/waterconservation to learn about many different ways to save water in our community this summer. Together, we will not only win this national competition, but protect our water resources all year long."
The Wyland Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, March 30-April 30, is a non-profit national community service competition developed by the Wyland Foundation to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative through easy-to use online pledges to reduce water and energy usage. 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.
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