JOLIET, IL– Joliet residents can win big while also making a positive impact on the environment as the city joins the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation from April 1-30.
By committing to reduce pollution and manage water resources more wisely at mywaterpledge.com, residents can win over $50,000 in eco-friendly prizes, including $3,000 towards home utility payments and water-saving fixtures.
Last year, over 2,000 cities across the US pledged to reduce freshwater consumption by over 1 billion gallons and prevent hazardous waste from entering watersheds. This year, Joliet is competing in the 100,000-299,999 residents population category, with cities vying for the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge to win.
The challenge goes beyond short-term issues and encourages residents to make long-term commitments towards conserving water and reducing polluted runoff. The initiative is presented by the Wyland Foundation, with support from the US EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, Zenni Optical, and National League of Cities.
Mayor O’Dekirk hopes Joliet residents will participate, stating, “let’s put Joliet on the map for creating sustainable practices for generations to come.” Participating residents can also use the My Volunteer Water Project digital tool to support the program and engage in hands-on projects year-round.
Residents and businesses can learn more about Joliet’s Alternative Water Source Program and sign up for updates at rethinkwaterjoliet.org.