Roswell Mayor Jere Wood has drafted his constituents to participate in the 3rd annual National Mayor's Challenge For Water Conservation.
The national contest runs throughout the month of April, and is designed to cut water and energy use across the country "by challenging residents to adopt water-saving habits, such as taking shorter showers, fixing leaky water pipes and only running full loads of dishes and laundry," Roswell said in a news release.
Roswell residents are asked to sign a pledge and cities with the highest number of residents who make the commitment are entered into a contest to win "hundreds" of environmentally friendly prizes.
The challenge is sponsored by the Wyland Foundation in partnership with Toyota.
In 2013, Roswell placed third across the country among cities with a population ranging between 30,000 and 99,999. It also had the highest rank of cities in Georgia that signed up to participate.
“The city of Roswell has always been committed to conserving our natural resources and being a good steward of the environment,” Mayor Wood said. “I am excited to issue this challenge once again and hope it will help create additional momentum within our community to be aware of how our everyday actions impact our sustainability, both locally and nationally.”