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Windsor to join national water conservation challenge

Emily Wenger
ewenger@mywindsornow.com

Windsor Mayor Kristie Melendez is asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water resources by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation April 1-30.

By participating, residents can win $5,000 in home utilities paid for a year, water-saving fixtures and other prizes, according to a news release from the town.

The annual challenge is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of online pledges to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution and save energy. 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, according to the release.

Melendez said in the release Windsor took fourth place in the challenge last year, and she encourages residents to take the pledge this year.

"Water is a critical resource, and we must all do our part to conserve and use our natural resources wisely," she said. "I challenge our residents to use less and make our town and environment better by doing so."

To participate, residents can enter online at mywaterpledge.com.

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The 7th 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, and Earth Friendly Products.

For more information about the town's annual water conservation program, go to windsorgov.com/waterconservation.