The City of St. Cloud and City of Kissimmee have partnered with Toho Water Authority for the annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell and Kissimmee Mayor Olga Gonzalez are joining mayors from across the nation to encourage residents to make long-term commitments to manage water resources wisely.

“Water is one of our most precious resources, and we must all work together to conserve it,” Mayor Blackwell said. “Our Governor has placed a focus on water conservation and re-use. We, as a City, plan to build an additional re-use storage pond, but in addition to those efforts, it takes all of our citizens working together to make a real impact.”

“As a community, we need to continue to conserve water and energy as it will help us now and our future generations,” Mayor Gonzalez added. “We must work together and take the pledge to help save the environment. This is just one step towards our goal of protecting our planet, but together we will be making a difference.”

The annual challenge is a non-profit, national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges online to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.

How It Works

1. Visit and make the pledge to conserve water in your city
2. Take a 4-step conservation pledge on behalf of the city (search the drop-down menu for SAINT CLOUD). See the City’s current standings.
3. Encourage friends to take part too.
4. The city with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category wins.