Tucson climbed to 1st place today in its category in the 2015 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, with little more than three days remaining.
Now, we need to defend that position and demonstrate that Tucson knows how to conserve water. People can pledge online for Tucson at www.mywaterpledge.com through April 30, which takes just a couple of minutes.
"Tucsonans have long understood the importance of saving water," said Mayor Rothschild. "Let's keep the momentum going and take back first place. I'm hoping a Tucsonan wins the grand prize again and gets to drive away in a new Prius. For that to happen, our city needs to pledge to save more water than any other city out size in the Southwest Region."
The Challenge offers prizes for participants who pledge for one of the five winning cities, including home improvement store gift cards, smart irrigation controllers, shower heads, a $1,000 shopping spree at a home improvement store, and one grand prize of a new Toyota Prius. In addition, one of the five winning cities will be awarded a pocket park landscape makeover, valued at up to $50,000.
The Wyland Foundation is the mayor sponsor of the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a friendly competition between cities now in its fourth year.
Tucson's performance in the three previous Challenges has been strong, finishing 6th, 1st, and 2nd.