Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara is calling on families in Rockford to accept challenge in the national competition to conserve water.

Christophe Testi

Last year close to 5.000 cities in the US took part in the Wyland's National Mayor's Challenge and helped save more than 22 billion gallons of water.

Mayor McNamara would like Rockford to make the month-long commitment by conserving water, energy, and other natural resources. According to the city this campaign is meant to help consumers save money, while helping educate on drought resiliency. Plus protecting ecosystems and watersheds.  While the city can save on stuff like operating costs and infrastructure.

If you to be a part of this campaign fill out the survey saying how you plan to help Rockford, then when you've reached the end of the survey sign up to win one of the prizes available.

Those would be one of the following:

  • Grand prize: $5,000 home utilities paid for a year
  • An eco-friendly "Green Your Home" Cleaning Kit from Earth Friendly Products (ECOS)
  • A $500 shopping spree at a home improvement store
  • A Waterpik Chrome EcoRain® Low Flow Rain Shower Head
  • A Waterpik Eco-Flow® 4-Spray Fixed Shower Head
  • A TORO XTRA SMART™ ECXTRA™ Landscape Tier & Wireless Weather Sensor

Also up for grabs is the community grand prize of a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Which you can win for yourself or a charity. Besides individuals, all PTAs, health and human services, arts groups, charities, and churches are eligible.

The City of Rockford's Facebook page will be your best source of information during this challenge.