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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez pledges to conserve water for national Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

MIAMI (April 05, 2016)

Throughout the month of April, which is Water Conservation Month, communities across America are being challenged by the Wyland Foundation (a non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life) to commit to sustainability by making a series of pledges to conserve water, energy and other natural resources.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has taken the pledge on behalf of the County.

“I am committed to the efficient use of our precious natural resources and support the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. I encourage each Miami-Dade County resident to also take the challenge,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The small changes we each can make to use water more wisely in our daily lives will not only benefit our future generations here locally, but will positively impact our country’s water resources nationwide.”

Not only can each of us make an impact by conserving our natural resources, but residents can possibly win free prizes, as well. Prizes include home improvement store gift cards, showerheads and the grand prize of a Toyota Prius. In 2015 alone, residents from 3,900 cities across the United States made more than 390,000 pledges to save water, reduce landfill waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If you invite your friends to take the pledge, you will also be entered to potentially win a prize of the day.

To help your city be the most water wise take your individual pledge to conserve water.

Each city and their residents in Miami-Dade County can make their pledge representing their municipality. However, if you are one of the 1.1 million people who live within Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, you can still participate, as well.

When you click to make your pledge on the website, type in Miami-Dade County and select the option “Can’t find your City, click here” and manually type in Miami-Dade County and select FL as the state, so Unincorporated Miami-Dade County receives credit for the pledge.

In Miami-Dade County, individuals use approximately 134 gallons of water per capita per day. To learn how you can decrease your carbon footprint and participate in Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s various conservation rebate programs, go to WASD’s Conservation Page.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, click here.