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Windsor joins April national water conservation challenge

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Windsor Mayor Kristie Melendez joined mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation April 1-30.

In return residents can win a new Toyota Prius, water-saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes, according to a news release from the town of Windsor.

The annual challenge, a non-profit national community service campaign, encourages leaders to see who can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative and easy-to-do online pledges at http://mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy, according to the release.

"I encourage all Windsor residents to take the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation pledge," Melendez said in the release. "Water is a critical resource, and we must all do our part to conserve and use our natural resources wisely."

“I encourage all Windsor residents to take the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation pledge,” Kristie MelendezWindsor Mayor

To participate, residents enter online at http://mywaterpledge.com, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of the town of Windsor.

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Cities compete in categories based on population size. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and a grand prize Toyota Prius, according to the release.

The challenge also features additional resources for residents to take their conservation commitment even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.

Windsor's participation in the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation is part of the town's annual water conservation program. For more information, visit http://windsorgov.com/waterconservation.

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