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Tucson wins National Mayor’s Water Challenge for population category

City of Tucson won first place for city population category of 300,000 to 599,999 (as it did in 2013).  Since then Tucson has placed second under Aurora, Colorado, but it’s nice to see Tucson back on top.

“The annual month-long public awareness campaign to promote drought resiliency and water quality ended on April 30th with mayors from 35 states vying to see whose city could be the nation’s most “water-wise.” The cities with the highest percentage of residents making pledges during the campaign were Gallup, New Mexico; Westminster, California; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Tucson, Arizona ; and Dallas, Texas.  Overall, residents around the nation, from Anchorage to the Florida Keys, made 618,444 pledges to change behaviors ranging from fixing home leaks to reducing harmful runoff into local rivers and streams. The campaign is presented nationally by the Wyland Foundation Toyota, with supported from the Toro Company, US EPA, National League of Cities, ECOS, and Conserva Irrigation.

Residents from winning cities will now be entered into a drawing for thousands of dollars in water-saving or eco-friendly prizes, including $5,000 toward their annual home utility bill, “Greening Your Home” cleaning kits from Earth Friendly Products (ECOS), and home irrigation equipment from The Toro Company.  A $500 home improvement store shopping spree will also be chosen from among the entire pool of U.S. participants.  Additionally, participating residents were asked to nominate a deserving charity in their community to receive a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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6th Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation has begun

“My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities across the US to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online.

Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win. Cities will compete in the following population categories: 5,000-29,999, 30,000-99,999, 100,000-299,999, 300,000-599,999, 600,000+). Participants in the winning cities are eligible to win hundreds of prizes. By the way, your mayor doesn’t have to participate for your city to win… But every person makes a difference! Last year, the challenge awarded more than $50,000 in prizes to nearly 1,000 residents in U.S. cities.”

Please pledge daily till April 30, for this national pledge, which started on April 1.  Tucson won 1st place a few years ago in 2013, so your pledging does count:


Tucson is currently in 2nd place, behind Aurora, Colorado (for cities of our size, 300,000 to 599,999). Incentives to pledge & help Tucson win again:

  • If your city wins and you choose to enter the prize drawing, you are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
    • Grand Prize: All-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
    • $500 Shopping Spree at a Home Improvement Store
    • 200 Eco-friendly “Green Your Home” Cleaning Kits from Earth Friendly Products (ECOS)
    • 50 TORO XTRA SMART™ ECXTRA™ Landscape Tier & Wireless Weather Sensor
    • 6 Waterpik Chrome EcoRain® Low Flow Rain Shower Heads
    • 6 Waterpik Eco-Flow® 4-Spray Fixed Shower Heads


Time to take National Mayor’s Water Pledge in month of April

Did you know that in 2013 Tucson ranked #1 (and won) in the National Mayor’s Challenge  for Water Conservation?  Someone named Ivan M. in Tucson received the grand prize of a 2013 Toyota Prius car.  Others won lots of great prizes.  There are 5 city categories based on population, and Tucson won in the 300,000 to 599,999 category. Last year we placed #2.

Tucson has been 1st, 2nd, and 2nd in the previous years of the National Mayor’s Challenge. 

So, all you have to do is pledge to conserve water in the month of April and see where we end up in 2016.  Here’s the website for the Wyland Foundation water pledge:


There’s a link on the top for “City Standings” so you can see how Tucson, Arizona is doing. We are currently again in 2nd place, behind Aurora, Colorado.  One year we lost out to Corpus Christi, Texas.  Tell your family & friends to pledge too.

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Take the Water Pledge in National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation


waterpledgeTake the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation water pledge online sponsored by the Wyland Foundation, and enter to win  great prizes including a Toyota Prius V car. Tucson WON  in 2013 and many folks in town won several prizes.

Pledge online April 1 to April 30 at:


Tucson is in #2 place right now, in the city size of 300,000 to 599,999.  I remember last year we came in #2 under Corpus Christi, TX. Check City standings here: http://www.mywaterpledge.com/master-top-ten/. Tell your friends to pledge too.

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Take the pledge for National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation


I reported on this pledge last year for Tucsoncitizen.com, and Tucson won first place in our city size (300,000 to 599,999).  Currently Tucson is currently in first place again, so please take the pledge by April 30 and if Tucson wins, you could win a prize as well.  You can check on Tucson’s standing on the website.

Press release below from City of Tucson:


From April 1 through April 30, you can “pledge for Tucson” in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Just go to mywaterpledge.com using your e-mail or Facebook and complete a brief online survey on the ways you can or do save water and energy.

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