On April 6, Mayor Lili Bosse joined other leaders across the country in the 11th Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, asking residents to reduce their water consumption. Beverly Hills residents taking part in the challenge are asked to make a lasting commitment to water conservation and proactively manage water resources as a community.
The nationwide competition is presented by California non-profit organization, the Wyland Foundation, which aims to educate consumers on their water use and protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waterways, and marine life. This marks the fifth year that Beverly Hills will participate in the annual month-long challenge, which runs through April 30. During the month of April, those who live and work in Beverly Hills will be asked to manage water resources and can take the online pledge at www.mywaterpledge.com for a chance to win prizes. The challenge began 11 years ago as an opportunity to reward community members for their positive conservative actions.
Throughout the pandemic, the city has continued providing crucial services such as clean and safe drinking water with updated facilities and systems to preserve and lessen water usage. On March 31, the City of Beverly Hills reopened its Water Treatment Plant after being closed for repairs the last seven years. The reopened plant will provide a local supply of reliable and clean water to residents, accounting for roughly 20% of the city’s water supply, without adding stress to the Metropolitan Water District resources. To learn more about the city’s water conservation efforts, visit bhsaves.org.