Mayor Farrah N. Khan has joined mayors across the country for the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by asking residents and businesses to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely.
The annual challenge, April 1-30, is a nonprofit national community service campaign presented by the Wyland Foundation that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.
“We are in the third year of a drought, so it is more important than ever that we take action to conserve water,” Mayor Khan said. “The National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation offers each of us a chance to do our part. I invite our community to join me in celebrating Earth Month by taking the pledge today and committing to reducing water use, energy, and more — it only takes a minute, and EVERY DROP COUNTS.”
To participate, visit mywaterpledge.com to make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of the City of Irvine.
Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win the title of most water-wise city in the nation. Pledge takers have a chance to win environmentally friendly prizes and $3,000 toward their home utility bills.
The Wyland Foundation has also created a digital tool called MyVolunteer Water Project, in support of the program, which gives residents a unique way to do hands-on home, community, and workplace projects year-round in support of Irvine’s sustainability efforts. The more projects residents do throughout the year, the better chance Irvine has to win the mayor’s challenge in April.
To learn about the City of Irvine’s sustainability efforts during Earth Month, visit cityofirvine.org/earthday.