Community, Sustainability

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

March 23, 2021

The City of Hayward is once again participating in the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a friendly competition between cities across the country. The Challenge will take place during Earth Month, which is in April. Hayward residents who make the pledge to conserve water between April 1-30 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 29 in its population group, with nearly 500 pledges. The Wyland Foundation reports that Hayward’s pledges alone represented potential savings of 1.6 million gallons of water.

To participate in the 2021 challenge, residents can pledge to make water-friendly lifestyle changes, undertake home-based environmental projects, and more. Participants in the cities with the highest number of pledges are eligible to win hundreds of prizes. Last year, the Challenge awarded more than $50,000 in prizes to nearly 300 residents in U.S. cities. Residents in winning cities can also select a charity within their city to win a Toyota Hybrid SUV.

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