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For Immediate Release:
April 03, 2015
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Jennifer L. Messemer

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

(MIAMI, April 3, 2015) – 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 nationwide Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. By pledging my commitment to sustainability for Miami-Dade County, I encourage each resident to also take the challenge,” the mayor said. “The effort we make today will positively impact our community for future generations.”

Not only can each of us make an impact by conserving our natural resources, but residents can possibly win some free prizes, as well. Last year, the challenge awarded more than $50,000 in prizes to nearly 1,000 residents in U.S. cities, such as home improvement store gift cards, showerheads and the grand prize of a Toyota Prius. In 2014 alone, residents from 3,600 cities across the United States made 277,742 pledges to save 1.4 billion gallons of water, reduce landfill waste by 179,000 pounds, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5.3 billion pounds.

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

To help your city be the most water wise and to take your individual pledge to conserve water, go to

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