An edition of: WaterAtlas.orgPresented By: Sarasota County, USF Water Institute

Water-Related News

City of North Port joins in the Wyland Foundation's Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge

As North Port celebrates Water Conservation Month this April, it will be joining cities all over the country asking residents to step up and commit to decreasing water use and reducing pollution by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation.

The North Port City Commission approved participation in the Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge, which runs April 1-30, at last Thursday’s meeting. The Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge is a non-profit campaign presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota in association with EPA WaterSense, the Toro Company, National League of Cities, Conserva Irrigation and Earth Friendly Products, that challenges residents to reduce their water use and decrease pollution for a period of one year. Last year, 4,880 cities throughout the U.S. pledged to reduce fresh water consumption by 2.2 billion gallons and this year, Mayor Carusone wants to add North Port to join the effort and accept the challenge.

It takes less than five minutes to take the simple pledge at and help make North Port a winning City. If North Port has the highest percentage of residents participate and take the pledge, all participants will be entered to win prizes like up to $5,000 for home utility payments, home improvement store gift cards, water saving irrigation equipment and many others, even a car to be awarded to a local non-profit charity.

Making a conscious effort to adopt simple water wise behaviors can have a big impact in saving not only water, but energy, money and valuable resources which affect our community's health, economy, and quality of life. Residents are asked to visit and make their online pledge then spread the word to raise awareness and encourage others to step up and take the challenge.

Residents can contact Anna Duffey, Utilities Community Outreach Coordinator at 941-240-8003 or with any questions.