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Posted on: April 26, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Currently Ranked 9th in 2013 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

Mayor Randy McClement said, “This is a great challenge! Entering is as easy as visiting

CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 26, 2013

Frederick Currently Ranked #9 in 2013 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

Frederick, MD -- With less than one week remaining, residents of The City of Frederick have kept the City in the top ten ranking in the 2013 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. The City of Frederick was ranked #9 as of Thursday, April 25!

Mayor Randy McClement said, “This is a great challenge! Entering is as easy as visiting Entering not only gives you the opportunity to win prizes including a Toyota Prius, it also a reminder to conserve our most precious and important resource – water! Some easy ways to conserve water….turn off the water while brushing your teeth…while waiting for water to become hot, capture the colder water and use that to water flowers….adjust the water level on your washing machine to fit the size of the load of clothes. Please take a minute and enter today. The contest closes on Tuesday, April 30th”

The challenge, April 1-30, is a friendly non-profit competition that challenges U.S. city leaders to see who can best inspire their residents to reduce water and energy usage through a series of informative, online pledges at City standings are listed in real time throughout the month. A participating mayor is not a requisite to win the challenge.

Residents from cities with the highest percentage of participants in their population category (5,000-30,000, 30,000-100,000, 100,000-300,000, 300,000-600,000 and 600,000+) are entered in drawings for $50,000 in environmentally friendly prizes, including a Toyota Prius c, water-saving fixtures, and shopping sprees at Lowe's Home Improvement Stores. The challenge is presented nationally by Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from National League of Cities, CH2M Hill WaterMatch, Rain Bird Corporation, Lowe's Home Improvement stores, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, and the U.S. Forest Service.

Last year, residents from 1,000 cities in all 50 states pledged to save over a billion gallons of water, reduce their use of single use plastic water bottles, and eliminate 60,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering watersheds.
To see city standings in real time, visit and scroll to "City Rankings" at the bottom of the home page.


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