2013-city-of-santa-maria-logo-colorDuring the month of April, Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino is joining mayors across the United States in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to managing water resources and take the pledge to conserve water.  View her video message online at the City’s water conservation webpage or on its YouTube channel  and join her in making the pledge.

The annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly, community-based competition that encourages residents to make a series of water conservation pledges on behalf of their city.  Last year, residents from over 4,100 cities in all 50 states pledged to reduce annual consumption of freshwater by 1.9 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 42 million pounds, and prevent more than 87,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering watersheds.

To participate in this year’s challenge, visit www.mywaterpledge.com.  Winning cities are those with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category.  Participating residents from winning cities are entered to win hundreds of ecofriendly and water saving prizes, including a Grand Prize Toyota Prius, along with home irrigation equipment and home improvement store gift cards.

This 6th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the EPA WaterSense, National League of Cities, The Toro Company, Conserva Irrigation, and Earth Friendly Products.

For more information, call the City’s Water Conservation Specialist at 925-0951 ext. 7235.

Department:                             Utilities

Contact Person:                      Myra Ritchie, Water Conservation Specialist

Telephone Number:                  (805) 925-0951 ext. 7235

E-mail Address:                        mritchie@cityofsantamaria.org