Flagstaff is one of five national winners in the Sixth Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Residents made nearly 16-thousand pledges to cut water use by over 82-million gallons as part of the competition. The annual month-long public awareness campaign promoted drought resiliency and water quality. Mayors from 38 states vied for the top spot. Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans said, “I am thrilled our city won. We have made a commitment to save water with our pledges during Water Awareness Month and the entire year.” City manager Josh Copley credited the city’s water conservation staff. In addition to Flagstaff, cities with the highest percentage of residents making pledges include Laguna Beach, California, Athens, Georgia, Aurora, Colorado and Dallas, Texas.