Roswell named best water saving city in Georgia

May 17, 2013 by  

Roswell has become the highest ranking Georgia city in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Running through April, the challenge urged folks to think more carefully about how they used water during the day.

The city also took third place in the national rankings for cities inhabiting a population from 30,000 to 99,999.

To celebrate the good news, the council could probably do with a little environmentally friendly poster printing. Flyer printing would also help to announce the success to the world.

During the challenge, residents listened to Mayor Wood’s advice. This included tips on how to spend less time in the shower, only running fall loads of washing, and fixing broken plumbing.

Talking about the success, Jere Wood said:

“The city of Roswell has always been committed to conserving our natural resources and being a good steward of the environment.

“I am excited that so many residents accepted this challenge 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.”

As well as physically saving water, folks also put their name to a pledge to conserve resources. It is hoped that more than the 4.7bn gallons saved in 2012 will be saved this year.

Ahead of the upcoming Earth Month, the conservation challenge is aiming to put sustainability and conservation of resources fully in the limelight. Supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forest Service, the challenge also has private backing to compel as large a segment of society as possible.