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City of Hillsboro Ranked #13 Halfway Through National Water Conservation Competition

Post Date:04/17/2017 9:00 AM

The Hillsboro City Council encouraged community members to commit to water efficiency during April  as part of a national contest, and many  have responded with action and support.

The Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is an annual campaign with the goal of creating friendly competition between leaders to inspire their community to be water-wise.

Community members in cities pledge online to to water efficient. The city with the highest percentage of pledges are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes. Prizes include home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and a Grand Prize—a new Toyota Prius. While prizes are available, Hillsboro’s ultimate flagship is water savings.

City of Hillsboro - Ranked #13Since the competition began April 1, 2017, hundreds of Hillsboro’s community members have taken the pledge and improved Hillsboro’s ranking from #66 to #13.

“There are still 15 days left in the competition – let’s finish strong,” encourages Kevin Hanway, Director of the Hillsboro Water Department. “Please join us today and take the free, online pledge to conserve. With every pledge, the City of Hillsboro increases our national ranking showing how water-wise we are.”

  • From April 1–30, 2017, go to www.mywaterpledge.com
  • Take a four-step water conservation pledge on behalf of the City of Hillsboro
  • See how much you’ve pledged to save and the City of Hillsboro's current standings
  • If you are active on Twitter, tweet @CityofHillsboro with how many gallons of water your pledge could save the City of Hillsboro
  • Encourage friends and family to take part in the Challenge

Let’s show the rest of the country that Hillsboro, Oregon recognizes the importance of sustainability and conservation. Make your pledge today!

To learn more about the water conservation challenge, visit www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaterPledge.

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