Rosemount ranked tenth in the nation this year in an initiative to encourage conservation of water and other resources.
The initiative was the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. Rosemount's rank was in the top ten for cities its size (less than 30,000 population).
Residents who took the pledge said they would take steps to save 1,719,608 gallons of water during the year. By way of comparison, the City's largest water tower (near Fire Station No. 2) holds 1.5 million gallons.
Rosemount residents also pledged to save:
46,414 fewer pounds of plastic that would otherwise go to landfills
100 pounds less hazardous wastes going into the watershed
7,280,651 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide generated
The initiative ran through the month of April and is now closed, but information on ways to conserve is available at mywaterpledge.com.