For the second year, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to conserve water as part of the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

Last year, residents from cities across the nation pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by more than 3 billion gallons. Sacramento came in fourth overall and we know we can do better this year.

Let’s show our commitment to being good stewards of our water supply by making conservation a way of life.

Visit My Water Pledge and make your pledge to save water with easy, implementable steps.

For instance, did you know that the average faucet flows at a rate of 2 gallons per minute? You can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth.

It can be that simple.

By making a pledge to save water, you’re not only doing your part for our community — you can win any of hundreds of prizes, like smart irrigation controllers, ecofriendly cleaning products, or gift cards.

Let’s show the other cities around the nation how Sacramento takes care of our precious resource.

Make your pledge throughout the month of April at MyWaterPledge.com.