INGLEWOOD ( — Promise to save water, and have a free doughnut.

That’s the message the Metropolitan Water District will be sending Tuesday when it transforms the iconic giant doughnut atop Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood into a red knob – the symbol of the agency’s “Take A Turn” advertising campaign, urging people to turn off their hoses and water spouts to battle the state’s drought.

MWD officials said Tuesday’s transformation will be only the second time in the shop’s 62-year history the giant doughnut has been covered. The first time was last year, when it was turned into a giant Los Angeles Kings hockey puck.

The mark the beginning of the large-scale advertising effort, a free doughnut will be given to anyone who visits the bakery between 7 and 9 a.m. and pledges to save water.

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