Can You Take The Water Conservation Challenge?

Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

TOMS RIVER – Toms River has joined the Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation which asks residents to pledge to reduce water use for the month of April.

The Wyland Foundation is giving away more than $50,000 in prizes, such as a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, to a charity in a town as well as $3,000 toward a winner’s home utilities.

The township listed ways to conserve water, such as:

  • Take shorter showers
  • Running only full loads of dishes and laundry
  • Checking pipes for leaks and repairing them.

“As it has become increasingly clear, the value of water conservation has enormous benefits to local economies, the environment, and even our global climate,” Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher said. “In heavily populated states like New Jersey, the benefits of conservation are incalculable. By being mindful of water use, we not only benefit our state, we help the entire country. That is why we, as residents of Toms River need to do our part to conserve water and energy. Take part in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and make your pledge to reduce water consumption at mywaterpledge.com.”

Last year was a successful campaign, with residents nationwide pledging to reduce their annual water use by 2 billion gallons, reduced waste sent to landfills by 47 million pounds, and prevented more than 141,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering the watershed.