Joliet joins national water conservation challenge

Residents encouraged to make pledges for water efficiency and pollution reduction

Joliet has joined the 10th Anniversary National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

The challenge, which runs through April 30, “is a non-profit national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges at to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy,” said a city news release.

Residents from cities with the highest percentage of pledges can win $3,000 toward home utility payments, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes, and a charity from a winning city will receive a 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the release said.

“As part of our campaign to Rethink Water, I encourage all residents to conserve water, energy and our natural resources,” Mayor O’Dekirk said in the release.

The 10th Anniversary National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, National League of Cities, Hobie Surf and Petal.

More information about the challenge is included in the news release posted on the city website,