The City of Pearland won third place in the 2018 Houston Cities H20 Challenge held recently by the Galveston Bay Foundation. First place was awarded to the City of Houston with the City of Galveston in second place.
Pearland Assistand City Engineer Quang Nguyen accepted the award along with the other city representatives at the official Challenge announcement during Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bike Around the Bay dinner held recently at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
The 2018 Houston Cities H20 Challenge was a three-month water conservation competition from June 4 to Sept. 28, to raise awareness about the need to conserve water for Galveston Bay. Residents and businesses representing more than 30 cities in the Houston-area competed by taking an online pledge to conserve water.
Each pledge submitted points for the city where the resident/business/organization was located.
“The health of Galveston Bay depends on adequate amounts of fresh water from our rivers mixing with saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico,” Paula Paciorek, Galveston Bay Foundation Water Resources Manager said. “With rapid population growth in our region and the increased demand on water from our rivers, it is imperative that we strengthen water conservation practices. This will ensure that our rivers don’t run dry and that we meet the needs of Galveston Bay and the people who live and work here.”
The Houston Cities H20 Challenge is a product of the Texas Living Waters Project and is funded from the Houston Endowment. The City of Pearland, the Woodlands Joint Powers Agency and the Gulf Coast Water Authority as program partners.
Established in 1987, the Galveston Bay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come. It implements diverse programs in land preservation, habitat restoration, water quality and quantity, youth education, and advocacy.
For further information, contact the Foundation at 281-332-3381, visit www.galvbay.org, like them on Facebook, or follow them on twitter @GBayFoundation.
For more information about Texas Living Waters Project, visit www.texaslivingwaters.org.