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November 20, 2020
Santa Fe Places 4th in National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Residents Can Join New Water-Saving Program to Earn Points Towards Mayor’s Water Challenge in 2021

Mayor Alan Webber joined mayors across the country this past August in asking residents to show their commitment to water conservation by taking part in the 9th Annual Wyland Foundation National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Cities participated in this friendly competition to see who is the most “water wise,” determined by the percentage of residents making online pledges to conserve water. The residents of Santa Fe met the challenge, achieving fourth place for Santa Fe in the 30,000-99,999 population category, the highest the city has ever placed in this competition. 

The City of Santa Fe hopes to achieve first place in the next National Mayor’s Water Challenge in April 2021, but there are other ways residents can continue their water conservation efforts year-round. Another program from the Wyland Foundation, the My Volunteer Water Project, allows people to undertake home-, community-, and workplace-based projects that support the Wyland Foundation’s efforts for clean water and a healthy environment. People who sign up for the Wyland My Volunteer Water Project at will also help accrue bonus points for Santa Fe for next year’s Mayor’s challenge.

“We love our way of life in Santa Fe, and we want to pass it down to successive generations. That means making sustainability a part of everything we do, especially where water is involved,” said Mayor Webber. “While we have some of the best water conservation rates in the country, challenges like these are about finding ways to get even better.”

For more information about the City of Santa Fe’s water conservation initiatives, including tips for saving water and rebates available to residents and businesses, visit


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