When Andover High School students learned that their city consumed more water than any other suburb in the state, they knew they had to do something. Together with school leaders and Mayor Julie Trude, they encouraged Andover residents to take the My Water Pledge
and make a commitment to conserving energy and water. They promoted ways to “be water wise,” including carrying a reusable water bottle, taking shorter showers, and limiting sprinkler use, among others.
Because of their efforts, Andover saw more pledges than any other city
in the country for those with a population of 30,000-99,999 residents. Andover students have also worked to promote clean water access internationally by raising money to be put toward building wells in India.
During Minnesota’s Year of Water Action
, all Minnesotans are encouraged to take steps to preserve and protect our water for future generations. Learn more about how you can make water-saving changes to your daily activities and take the Governor’s water pledge here
. Show your support on social media with the hashtag #WaterActionMN