Tucson wins Mayor's Water Challenge, gains donation for Tourney Park | Community Spirit
Tucson placed first in their city division during the Wyland Foundation's National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, and Mayor Rothschild is thanking Tucsonans for pledging to save water.
These pledges enabled Tucson to win first place in the city size category (300,000 to 599,999), during the Challenge for Water Conservation, in 2012 Tucson only placed #6 in their category.
The first place finish is thanks in part to residents pledging 38,829,430 gallons and $1,620,720 to conserve water, in addition to pledging to reduce waste in the landfill by 959,198 pounds. Residents who pledged have also been entered into a drawing to win a Toyota Prius and other various prizes. The prize drawing will take place May 10.
As an added bonus one of the challenge’s sponsors, Rain Bird, will also be donating equipment to help irrigate Tourney Park in Tucson.
"I am proud of Tucsonans for stepping up and pledging to save water as part of this challenge," said Mayor Rothschild, in a recent news release on the challenge. "We are a water-conscious community and I'm glad we're receiving national recognition for that."
The mayor will be speaking tomorrow at the Mayor and Council Chambers, Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda Street, at 1 p.m.