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Bremerton holds lead in water challenge

Bremerton is holding its own in first place in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conversation, a program committed to improving the environment by using a national contest to engage citizens’ conservation efforts in various cities.

After winning the title last year, Bremerton is once again at the top of the leaderboard in the competition which runs through the month of April. In 2012, Bremerton ranked first among cities in Washington state. Residents can take the Water Pledge at www.mywaterpledge.com. Participants in the winning cities will be eligible to win prizes, including a Toyota Prius, shower heads, home watering kits and more.

“Water is Bremerton’s remarkable resource,” said Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent. “I encourage all Bremerton residents to pledge to learn more about their water and energy use at home. This challenge is an exciting opportunity to learn about water wise habits as we engage in a friendly competition with other cities across the nation to create a more sustainable environment.”

Bremerton Water Resources Manager Kathleen Cahall agrees.

“The Mayor’s Challenge highlights the impact of each person’s environmental efforts,” said Cahall. “The city’s prize for participating in this contest is increased awareness about the importance of our water resources.”

Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge win. Participants in the winning cities will be eligible to win prizes – last year over 40 Bremerton entrants won a prize. Participants will also see real results based on simple actions to save water and energy. The Mayor’s Challenge is presented by the non-profit Wyland Foundation.

My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities across the U.S. to see who can be the most “water-wise.”

Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win. Cities will compete in population categories. Last year, the challenge awarded more than $50,000 in prizes to nearly 1,000 residents in U.S. cities.

 

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