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Mayor Challenges Residents to Conserve Water
Mayor Ron Case is challenging Eden Prairie residents to conserve water, energy and natural resources by participating in the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The annual challenge is a friendly competition between cities across the nation to see who can be the most “water-wise.”
Throughout the month of April, residents can make a series of online pledges at mywaterpledge.com on behalf of Eden Prairie. Participants promise to follow a series of small conservation measures for their homes, yards and cars, such as washing only full loads of laundry, fixing leaky faucets and walking or biking short distances.
“As a leader committed to the efficient use of our natural resources, I'm honored to continue the City’s tradition of participating in this annual challenge,” said Mayor Case. “It encourages residents to make decisions every day that may seem small, but collectively contribute to the sustainability of our community.”
In return for pledging to conserve water, participants in cities with the highest percentage of pledges can win $3,000 toward their home utility payments, water saving fixtures and hundreds of other prizes. Residents can also nominate a deserving charitable organization to win a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
To learn about Eden Prairie's Water Conservation Rebate Programs, visit edenprairie.org/WaterRebates.
The 8th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, National League of Cities, Conserva Irrigation, EcoSystems Inc., and Earth Friendly Products (makers of ECOS).