National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
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- Introduction: The Seventh Annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly non-profit competition between cities across the country, April 1- April 30, 2018, that uses a series of online pledges to see which city can be the most water wise.
Did you know?
- Approximately 400 billion gallons of water are used in the United States per day.
- American residents use about 100 gallons of water per day. At 50 gallons per day, residential Europeans use about half of the water that residential Americans use. And residents of sub-Saharan Africa use only 2-5 gallons per day.
- The average faucet flows at the rate of 2 gallons per minute. You can save up to hour gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth.
- A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
- At 1 drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons per year.
- Nearly one-half of the water used by American is used for thermoelectric power generation.
This is why we, as residents of the Town of Apple Valley need to do our part to conserve water and energy. Be a part of the National Mayors Challenge for Water Conservation and make your pledge to reduce your water consumption at mywaterpledge.com If our Town has the highest percentage of participating resident taking the pledge, we will all be entered to win great prizes- like a Toyota Prius, Home Improvement Store Gift Card, Toro Smart Irrigation Controller and more! We are all in this together!