Palm Springs Mayor joins campaign asking residents to sign water saving pledge

Christy Holstege, Mayor of Palm Springs has joined mayors across the country for the 10th Anniversary of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

The community service campaign runs through the month of April and encourages leaders to inspire their residents to take a short pledge to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.

“Palm Springs citizens are extremely passionate about conservation and I am confident we will all do our part to use water more efficiently and practice sustainability,” said Mayor Christy Holstege.

Last year, residents from over 2,000 cities in all 50 states pledged to reduce their annual water use by over 1 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 29 million pounds, and prevent hundreds of thousands of pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.

To participate, residents go to, and then fill out a pledge form to conserve water on behalf of the City of Palm Springs. It takes about a minute. The City will compete with others similar in size from across the nation. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge have a chance to win $3,000 toward their utility bills, and hundreds more eco-friendly prizes.

DWA in conjunction with the City of Palm Springs will also host a webinar at 10 a.m. on April 22 – Earth Day – to show people how to sign up for the pledge and how to save water with incentives. People can register for the webinar at

The 10th Anniversary National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, National League of Cities, Hobie Surf and Petal.

For more information on the Mayor’s Challenge send e-mail to or call 760-323-4971 ext. 184.

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