City of Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water by taking part in a national campaign aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the country.
Throughout the month of April, Wentzville residents are encouraged to make their pledge to water conservation at www.mywaterpledge.com. Last year, residents from more than 3,600 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by more than one billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 36 million pounds, prevent more than 70 million pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5.3 billion pounds.
Mayor Guccione says, “Saving water has become one of the most important issues facing the nation today. That’s why I am encouraging you to take the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation this month.”
This nonprofit campaign is presented nationally by Toyota and the Wyland Foundation, with support from the Environmental Protection Agency and National League of Cities. The Wyland Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waterways and marine life.
Did you know that about 400 billion gallons of water are used in the U.S. daily? Or that a running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day? For tips you can immediately apply to start saving water, visit http://www.bewaterwise.com/tips01.html.
Teachers: Get your students involved in this challenge by visiting http://www.mywaterpledge.com/campaign/kids-campaign-2015/.