Moline joins National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

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Mayor Rayapati kicked off this year’s water challenge with a  press conference on Friday at the Moline Water Treatment Plant.
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Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati is joining mayors across the country who are asking residents to make a long-term commitment to reduce pollution and manage water resources more wisely. In return residents can win $3,000 toward their Home Utility Payments, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. Plus, one lucky charity from a winning city will receive a 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to serve the community.

The challenge is a non-profit national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy. It runs from April 1-30. The program was started 10 years ago by a handful of mayors who were looking for alternative ways to engage their residents more deeply about the coming water challenges in the United States.

“Moline is blessed to have the Mississippi River as our source of drinking water, playground for recreation and water highway for transportation and commerce,” Mayor Rayapati said. “And although the river is an abundant source of freshwater for our community, keeping it clean and healthy is critically important and we in Moline must do our part to conserve water and energy.”

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Mayor Rayapati kicked off this year’s water challenge with a  press conference on Friday at the Moline Water Treatment Plant.

She was joined by Kathy Wine of RiverAction and Mike Coyne-Logan, Education Facilitator from Living Lands and Waters, who spoke on the importance of water quality and conservation.

In addition, Mayor Rayapati and employees from the City’s water treatment plant – including water mascot Misty – will be at the Moline Public Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday April 2 signing people up for the pledge.

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