Mayor Shane McFarland, and the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department (MWRD) encourage you and your family to make a pledge toward water conservation! Take the pledge from now until July 31, 2020, to conserve water during the month of August which is Water Quality Month, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win in a daily prize drawing. Citizens can make the pledge via Facebook or e-mail at www.mywaterpledge.com.
Water conservation holds us accountable to use water wisely and to be aware of the ecological footprint we leave on our world for generations to come. Water demand is high, but its supply is gradually decreasing. We must challenge ourselves, our friends, and families to conserve water, prevent pollution, and ultimately, reduce unnecessary usage. We must protect the sustainability of our most precious natural resource--water.
So, how does the challenge work? First, you’ll take the “My Water Pledge” on behalf of your city. Then, you’ll see how much you’ve pledged to save and try your best to conserve in as many ways as possible. Last, choose to enter the prize drawing, and you’ll be eligible to win several prizes. Prize winners are drawn each day for the entire month of April. Get your friends to pledge now and get in on the action!
The challenge has become widely recognized as one of the most engaging, zero-cost outreach tools specially designed for cities and water utilities to encourage conservation in the United States. As a leader, City and citizen participation will promote conservation-minded participants win $3,000 for home utilities, hundreds of prizes including an all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid (for your charity of choice), water-saving home products, and more.
The National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation was created to reward residents for positive conservation behavior, provide immediate feedback with real-time, city by city results that can be measured against their neighboring cities, set goals to promote positive changes in consumer behavior, and put a spotlight on public role models to encourage behavior change.
Water conservation tips for your home, school, or business can be found here: www.murfreesborotn.gov/851/Water-Conservation.
The overall campaign is designed to:
• Save costs for consumers
• Save infrastructure and operating costs for cities
• Promote drought resiliency
• Protect watersheds and ecosystems
For information about the Wyland Foundation visit www.wylandfoundation.org/mayors.