The City of Sacramento recently won a national challenge asking residents to pledge to save water.
Sacramento residents helped win the annual contest — called the Mayor’s National Challenge for Water Conservation — by pledging to save more than 38 million gallons of water.
“Sacramentans always rise to a challenge, and I am glad our residents are making a conscious effort to conserve water,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “These individual pledges are great and combined with our city efforts to use less water we will continue to serve our residents through this historic drought.”
Sacramento residents made more than 9,500 pledges, which also included pledging to reduce single-use plastic water bottles, reduce their carbon footprints and save electricity.
The City of Sacramento has participated in the challenge for the past five years and took first place in 2020. The contest is organized by the Wyland Foundation.
As part of the contest, residents from winning cities are entered into a drawing for prizes, including $3,000 toward their home utility bill, irrigation equipment and a home improvement shopping spree.
Residents are also asked to nominate a charity to receive a 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vehicle. The winning charity is expected to be announced soon.
More than 300,000 pledges were made nationally by cities in 40 states. Other winning cities include Houston, Laguna Beach, Miramar, Fla and Palm Coast, Fla.
The Wyland Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps to protect oceans, waterways, and marine life.