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Mayor Kristie Melendez: Join me in pledging to conserve water

Mayor Kristie Melendez

Water is at the foundation of all that we do — especially in agricultural regions like ours.

Did you know:

» An average Windsor household uses 163,000 gallons of water each year. That's enough to cover one football field six inches deep.

» American residents use about 100 gallons of water per day. At 50 gallons per day, residential Europeans use about half of the water that residential Americans use. And residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only 2-5 gallons per day.

» The average faucet flows at a rate of two gallons per minute. You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.

» A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.

» At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.

Water is a precious resource — that's why we, as residents of Windsor, need to work together to conserve water.

As part of our annual water conservation program, the Town of Windsor is participating in the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation April 1-30. Through the challenge, cities across the nation hold a friendly competition to see which city can get the highest percentage of residents to make a pledge to reduce water consumption.

If Windsor has the highest percentage of participating residents, we will all be entered to win prizes, like a Toyota Prius, home improvement gift cards, Toro Smart Irrigation Controllers, and more.

Let's show other cities around the nation how Windsor takes care of our town and planet. We are all in this together — join me in making your pledge throughout the month of April at http://mywaterpledge.com.

For ways to conserve water in your home, inside and out, visit http://windsorgov.com/waterconservation.