Salisbury- The City of Salisbury is excited to announce its participation in the 9th National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, hosted by the Wyland Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to cleaner water and healthier oceans. City Administrator, Julia Glanz, is joining Mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long term commitment during August, National Water Quality Month, to being mindful and proactive about household water usage.
The contest lasts for the duration of August and in order to participate, residents can visit mywaterpledge.com in order to make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of the City of Salisbury. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the pledge will qualify for a chance to win $3,000 toward their Home Utility Bills, and other eco-friendly prizes including Toro Irrigation Smart Controllers, and ECOS home cleaning products.
“Not many people realize that clean, fresh water is a limited resource. Being mindful of and reducing water usage in your home not only conserves our planet’s finite sources of water, but also lowers your city water bill, saves energy, and benefits local waterways,” shared Director of Water Works, Cori Cameron.
Citizens are invited to visit www.watercalculator.org to answer a series of questions about daily and weekly water usage habits which will result in a personal and household water footprint report. This report can be used to help determine where a household’s water usage is coming from, and the website suggests ways in which citizens can improve their water footprint, based on the areas of their home and life that they use the most water.
“The City of Salisbury places great value in providing clean water for citizens, as well as the conservation of said water and the local ecosystems that inhabit it,” added City Administrator Julia Glanz. “I encourage Salisbury residents to participate in this year’s Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and see what they can do in their own daily lives to better conserve this important natural resource.”