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City Makes Top 10 in Mayor's Water Challenge
Eden Prairie placed 10th among cities in the 30,000–99,999 population category in the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, and was the only Midwestern city in the top 10.
The Wyland Foundation announced the results this week and said Eden Prairie residents pledged to save 11,405,984 gallons of water.
The month-long Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly competition between cities across the nation to see who can be the most “water-wise.” During this year’s challenge, U.S. residents made more than 740,000 pledges to cut water use by 3 billion gallons.
Other winning cities in the 30,001–100,000 population category are Palm Coast, Fla.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; North Port, Fla.; Petaluma, Calif.; Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Castel Rock, Colo.; Chino, Calif.; Grand Junction, Colo.; and Santa Fe, N.M.
Other Minnesota cities to make the top 10 are White Bear Lake and Rosemount, placing 8th and 10th respectively, in the population category of 5,000–29,999.
To learn about Eden Prairie's Water Conservation Rebate Programs, visit edenprairie.org/WaterRebates.
The 8th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation was 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).