The University of Connecticut Extension is encouraging Connecticut residents to participate in the 40 Gallon Challenge. The challenge is a national activation to promote water consideration among residents and businesses, and hopes to reduce water use on average by 40 gallons per person each day. Since the challenge started in 2011, Connecticut has had 10 pledges compared to 2,000 in Georgia and 4,000 in Texas. UConn is hoping to increase their number this year through their outreach efforts across the region.
To participate in the challenge, you must commit to a few water-saving activities from a list, including reducing irrigation station runtimes by 2 minutes, using a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks, and fixing a leaky toilet. Farmers, gardeners, business owners, homeowners, and school children, are all encouraged to make a pledge and incorporate these easy activities into their daily routines.
For more information on how the challenge works and how to get involved, read more here.More From: University of Connecticut
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