Sanford Finishes 33rd Among “Most Water Wise” Cities For April

Sanford Finishes 33rd Among “Most Water Wise” Cities For April

Residents Pledge to Reduce Water Use By 1,832,125 Gallons As Part of 4th Annual National Water Challenge


Enough to fill approximately 3 Olympic-sized swimming pools.


That’s the amount of water residents in Sanford pledged to save over the next year as part of the 2015 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, an annual awareness campaign that encourages leaders to promote water efficiency in their communities.


Between April 1-30, residents from more than 3,900 cities made more than 391,325 pledges online to reduce their water use at home, around the yard, and in their lives. The challenge addresses the growing importance of educating consumers about the many ways they consume water — from swapping their lawns out in favor of drought resistant native plants to looking at how we use water for food and manufacturing.


Sanford was a top fifty finisher among other cities across the United States with the highest percentage of residents in their population categories who made water saving pledges. Winning cities included San Diego, Calif., Aurora, Colo., Torrance, Calif., and Hermosa Beach, Calif. Additionally, more than 135 mayors across the United States, including Pittsburgh, Dallas, Denver, and Tucson stepped up their involvement with personal appeals to residents to participate in the online challenge.


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