Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
Welcome to the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a friendly competition between cities across the US to see who can be the most "water-wise."
As an extension of ongoing efforts to develop a regional water conservation plan, Moscow and Pullman will be competing against each other to inspire and empower everyone to save water!
Visit the My Volunteer Water Project tab to join Moscow's eco-challenge team and track simple water-saving actions throughout the year to give Moscow a head start for the competition in April!
Visit the Take the Pledge tab anytime in April to sign the pledge to save water and help Moscow come out on top!
Visit the Standings tab to see Moscow's up-to-date ranking in the national and regional competition! The ranking is based on the percentage of the population that has taken the pledge.
My Volunteer Water Project is a free online tool that provides hands-on ways to engage with water efficiency and sustainability year-round. Residents who use the tool to complete home, community, and workplace projects to support clean water and a healthy environment earn bonus points to help Moscow
Visit https://wylandfoundation.ecochallenge.org/ to sign up and join Team Moscow
Join Team Moscow to earn bonus points for the April competition.
Are you ready to take the pledge?
Pledging is easy, requires less than 5 minutes of your time, and makes you eligible to win some fabulous prizes from the Wyland Foundation.
Follow these simple steps to complete your pledge
1. Visit https://mywaterpledge.com/ anytime between April 1 and April 30.
2. Click on 'Take the Pledge'
3. Search and select Moscow, ID
4. Select 'Begin Pledge' and follow the prompts.
5. Choose whether to enter the prize drawing, and you are eligible to win one of many prizes.
6. See how much you have pledged to save
7. Help spread the message by inviting your friends and family to participate too! Be sure to use your share code to be eligible for the daily prize if they sign up.
Check back starting April 1, 2024, to see where Moscow stands nationally and on the Palouse.
The City of Moscow relies on underground aquifers for our potable water supply. When first settled, artesian wells would supply up to 3 million gallons per day, but began declining soon after. In 1967, the City of Moscow, along with other area pumping entities, collaborated to address concerns over our declining groundwater levels. Together, they developed the 1992 Groundwater Management Plan that included commitments from all entities to limit pumping and encourage water conservation practices among citizens.
Conservation Water Rates
To encourage water conservation, the City adopted a tiered rate structure for residential water services. All customers are required to pay a base rate for their water service and are then charged a consumption rate based on the volume of water used. Customers who use less water are rewarded with a lower rate for their consumption. If a customer uses more water, the consumption charge increases as it moves up the tiers. Water is metered and appears on the water bill in cubic feet (cf). Water consumption rates are per centum cubic feet (ccf) which is equal to 100 cf.
The City of Moscow offers several programs to assist customers in reaching their water conservation goals. We offer conservation devices, rebates, and irrigation audits. For more information please visit our Conservation Programs page.