Durham Saves Water
Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation: August 1 - 31, 2020
This month, you can save water, save money, earn prizes, and help Durham win the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
From August 1-31, Mayor Steve Schewel and the City of Durham Water Management Department are encouraging residents to visit www.mywaterpledge.com to make a commitment to conserve water for the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
“As Durham grows, so too does our demand for water resources,” Schewel said. “The National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation reminds us all of the value of water, and challenges residents to choose smart, sustainable practices. Using water wisely benefits our community and the entire planet. Let’s take the challenge together, and help Durham reach the number one spot.”
To participate, residents visit www.mywaterpledge.com and choose a series of simple pledges to conserve water on behalf of Durham. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category (Durham is in the “100,000 to 299,999 residents” category) are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and the grand prize – a 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for the charity of their choice. The challenge also features resources for residents to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.
Pledges must be completed by August 31.