Released on April 1, 2019 - 4:49pm

******We updated this press release to include the names of local non-profits that you can write in to help them win the hybrid vehicle.

 

Mayor Craig A. Moe is joining mayors across the country in asking residents, as well as businesses, to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

Not only would you be conserving water, but one lucky resident or business employee, if Laurel wins the Challenge, can win $3,000 towards their Home Utility Payments, along with the opportunity to win other great prizes like water saving fixtures, gift cards and much more.

The National Challenge begins April 1st and lasts through April 30th and you can go to www.mywaterpledge.com to sign up on the first day of April and then start conserving water!

Mayor Moe stated, “I hope that all citizens of the City of Laurel take the pledge and conserve water to help protect our environment and natural resources.”

What are some things you can do to conserve water?

  • Install a rain barrel
  • Install water-efficient goods like showerhead, taps, etc.
  • Don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth
  • Fix leaky faucets and toilets
  • Take shorter showers and
  • Use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher.

Last year, residents from over 3,800 cities in all 50 states took the Water Conservation pledge to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater which helps our watersheds. The Challenge goes beyond recent drought issues and looks at the ways our water use will affect the future of our communities…from how we grow food to reducing polluted runoff.

To participate, just visit mywaterpledge.com, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of Laurel. Cities compete against other cities with their size population and those with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category can win the great prizes mentioned earlier. PLUS, residents can nominate a deserving charity from their city to receive a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.  Here's a list of some local non-profits you can write in to  help them win the vehicle:

American Legion Post No. 60

Bernadette’s House Inc

Bryannas Love Inc

Community Advocates for Family and Youth (not in Laurel, but a close group LPD works with)

Fidos for Freedom Inc

First U M Church Inc

FISH of Laurel Inc

Laurel Lodge 155 Knights of Pythias

Laurel Boys and Girls Club Inc

Laurel Cats Inc

The Laurel Historical Society Inc

Laurel Lions Foundation Inc

Laurel Presbyterian Church

Laurle Senior Friendship Club Inc

New Day of Laurel Maryland Inc

Oseh Shalom Inc

Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church

Side By Side Inc

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

St Marys Catholic Church Laurel

St Nicholas Catholic Church

St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Inc.

Visit the website today and get ready to take the challenge!

 

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