North Port brings home first placein the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation
For the second year in a row, the residents of North Port proved that they are the most water conscious city in the nation with populations of 30,000 – 99,999.
The City of North Port, the third fastest growing municipality within the state of Florida, is once again the first place winner in the nation in terms of public sentiment for water conservation! In its size category of 30k-99.9k, North Port has won the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation with the most pledges to save water where and when possible.
North Port Mayor, Jill Luke, upon hearing the news said, “I’m so proud of our city, and our citizens who understand the importance of water. Protecting and conserving the environment, especially water, is at the heart of our city, knowing that the quality of our lives is attached to the environment. All of life is dependent upon water, and the stewardship of our citizens makes sure that resource is readily available into the future.” Mayor Luke went on to say, “Thank you to everyone in North Port who pledged. This year’s campaign was dedicated to the honor and remembrance of our past Utilities Director, Rick Newkirk… he would be so proud of us.”
Residents across the United States took part in the 2021 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1-30, by pledging to save over 3 billion gallons of water over the next year. The annual campaign to promote water quality and water resource resiliency ended with mayors from 42 states vying to see whose city could be the nation’s most “water wise.”