MONTROSE, Colo. (KREX) — For the 10th consecutive year, the City of Montrose and their mayor are joining mayors across the United States in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to conserving water and other natural resources. The 2022 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation will award more than $50,000 in prizes to residents who make the commitment to reduce the waste of water.

In a statement announcing the city’s participation in this year’s event, Mayor Glaspell said that water is a “vital resource for the long-term sustainability of our community and it is important for the future of Colorado’s water resources that all communities, individuals, and organizations strive to reduce indoor and outdoor water use.”

Residents of Montrose are asked to participate in the annual contest to help raise awareness about water conservation, reduce excessive water use, and help stop pollution in local watersheds and landfills.

In 2020, the City of Montrose finished fourth nationally among cities with 5,000 – 29,000 residents, with more than 1,300 Montrose residents making pledges. Through those pledges, residents committed to cut overall water usage by almost 4.5 million gallons.

You can pledge to save water by visiting mywaterpledge.com.