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West Palm Beach Wins National Water Conservation Contest

Congrats to our residents who stepped up to save water!

(West Palm Beach, FL) – The city of West Palm Beach has won a national contest encouraging residents to save water. The city not only beat out cities across the country, but also beat several cities here in Florida.

The Wyland Foundation National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation was a month long effort to encourage residents in cities across the country to take an online pledge to conserve water.

Cities were divided into categories based on population. Winners were determined by the percentage of residents that signed up and took the pledge to conserve water.

The City of West Palm Beach won in its category of population 100,000 – 299,999.

The top 10 in our category were:

1)  West Palm Beach, Florida

2) Fort Collins, Colorado

3) Plano, Texas

4) Hampton, Virginia

5) Newport News, Virginia

6) Orlando, Florida

7) Corona, California

8) Tallahassee, Florida

9) Irvine, California

10) Costa Mesa, California

Someone who took the pledge will be randomly picked by the Foundation to win a new Toyota Prius.

Other prizes include custom designed sprinkler systems from RainBird, gift cards to Lowe’s and water bottles.

The City of West Palm Beach also passed a Proclamation declaring April as Water Conservation Month.

The goal of Water Conservation Month was to inspire behavior changes that help us save water, such as reducing irrigation times, using low flow faucets or replacing leaky toilet flappers. By using water efficiently, we help preserve water supplies for future generations, save energy and money and protect the environment.

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