Each year during the month of April, cities across the U.S. take part in the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Residents participate on behalf of their city by completing a series of online pledges at mywaterpledge.com that encourage positive behavior changes. Cities that collect the most pledges within their population category win the title of nation’s most water-wise city. As an added incentive for Orange County cities, MWDOC and the Wyland Foundation partnered to award a professionally designed water-efficient pocket park to one lucky city within MWDOC’s service area with the most pledges received by their citizens. The pocket park award serves as a community model for water efficient landscaping, and uses a variety of techniques and strategies that support sustainable water use. For more information, visit: www.mwdoc.com/mayorschallenge.