For the second year in a row, Tucson was named one of five national winners in the 8th annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. The month-long campaign during April promotes public awareness about the importance of water and encourages people to think about their consumption practices.
This year’s challenge had its biggest participation to date, with U.S. residents making more than 740,000 pledges to cut water use by 3 billion gallons. Residents who took part in the challenge from the five winning cities will be entered to win hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including all utilities paid for a year.
Participants also were asked to nominate a deserving charity in their community to receive a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE. The results of these drawings will be completed over the next few weeks. Tucson was also a national winner in 2013.