Community, Sustainability

Pledge to conserve water this Earth Month for the chance to win prizes

March 27, 2019

This Earth Month, the City of Hayward reminds residents to not let all the winter rain and April showers wash away their good water saving habits. Drought or not, less than 3% of the world’s water is fresh, and every wasted drop takes away from our supply in times of need.

The City offers a number of conservation programs, helping residents both save water and reduce their bills. Programs include rebates on rain barrels and high efficiency toilets, as well as free sustainable gardening classes (next class is on April 6), and more. 

This year, the City is also participating in the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a friendly competition between cities across the United States to see which one has the highest percentage of residents who pledge to save water. Participants in the winning cities are entered into drawings to win hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, 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 a winning city will even receive a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Visit to find out how to enter the Challenge and learn more about Hayward’s conservation programs.