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Posted on: April 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Join Mayor Steve Schewel and Take the Pledge for Water Conservation


DURHAM, N.C. — Durham residents interested in saving water, energy, money, and winning prizes should sign up now for this month’s Pledge for Water Conservation.

City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel is encouraging all city residents to take their pledge at from April 1-30. The pledge is part of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, which is an annual challenge to promote water conservation. The challenge, now in its 10th year, encourages healthy competition between communities by rewarding positive conservation behavior. 

Mayor Schewel is once again inviting residents to take the four-step conservation pledge on behalf of the Bull City. “Durham is a great place for many reasons, and one that always makes me proud is the shared commitment to a greener, healthier community. This April, I'm asking residents to the join the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation and pledge to make water-saving changes at home,” said Mayor Schewel. “By saving water, our community also saves energy, money, and valuable resources. Shorter showers, turning off the tap when brushing teeth, and using refillable water bottles are all ways we can conserve water, and by doing so, save money on monthly water bills.”

This year’s event offers opportunities to get involved while staying socially distanced with plenty of water-friendly, housebound lifestyle changes, sustainability tips, and simple environmental projects to do at home. Cities with the highest percentage of participating residents are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and the grand prize — a 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to go to a charity of choice. Residents are also encouraged to keep visiting the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation website throughout April to check Durham’s standings, discover more water-saving resources, and urge their family and friends to join and help win the challenge. 

About the City of Durham Department of Water Management
The Department of Water Management is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Durham's water supply, water treatment and water reclamation (wastewater treatment) facilities, the collection and distribution systems (including meter reading), and customer billing services. The department has a wide variety of support divisions and programs to maintain the existing infrastructure that provide these integral services, and strives to be a responsible steward of the City’s physical assets. For more information, follow the department on Facebook and Twitter.


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