Pledge to conserve water this August for the chance to win prizes

July 28, 2020

The annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a friendly competition between cities across the country, will this year take place throughout the entire month of August. Hayward residents who make the pledge to conserve water have the chance to win prizes, and cities with the highest percentage of pledgers receive recognition for their community’s sustainability commitments.

Last year, Hayward ranked number 23 in its population group, with nearly 1,000 pledges. The Wyland Foundation reports that Hayward’s pledges alone represented potential savings of 3.5 million gallons of water.

To participate in the 2020 challenge, residents can pledge to make water-friendly lifestyle changes, undertake home-based environmental projects, and more. This year’s challenge includes a focus on opportunities to get involved without requiring residents to leave their homes, with a variety of do-it-yourself projects that can be accomplished individually, with family members, virtual groups of friends, colleagues, and other social groups.

Residents who pledge are entered into drawings to win hundreds of eco-friendly prizes throughout August including home irrigation kits, water-saving fixtures, home improvement store gift cards, and a Grand Prize of $3,000 toward home utility bills. A deserving charity in the highest ranking cities will also receive a 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.  

Visit to find out how to make your pledge and learn more about additional water conservation programs in Hayward.