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Leesburg Joins 8th Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

During April, residents can make water-saving pledges and enter to win eco-friendly prizes at www.mywaterpledge.com.

Post Date:03/11/2019 12:48 PM

Leesburg, VA (March 11, 2018) – Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk is once again joining mayors across the country in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The annual, non-profit, national community service campaign inspires leaders to engage their residents in making life-style changes that add up to big reductions in water and energy consumption. 

Leesburg residents are being asked to make online pledges to conserve water and, in return, will be eligible to win $5,000 toward their home utility payments, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. Plus, one lucky charity will receive a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to serve the community. Throughout the month of April, residents can find water-saving tips and make their pledges at www.mywaterpledge.com

“Water is an essential part of this world,” said Mayor Burk. “This pledge is such a small step to not only spread awareness but to ensure our water remains both clean and abundant in the future. When you conserve water, you conserve life.”  

Last year, residents from over 4,800 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by 2.2 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 52 million pounds, and prevent more than 114,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.

The 8th 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 (makers of ECOS).

About the Wyland Foundation: Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland (best known for his series of 100 monumental marine life murals), the Wyland Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through community events, education programs, and public art projects. For more information, visit www.wylandfoundation.org

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Leah Kosin
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lkosin@leesburgva.gov
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