1. Include a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter. Find 100+ tips at wateruseitwisely.com.

  2. Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on the soil. This keeps…

  3. When buying a washer, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

  4. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

  5. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  6. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons…

  7. If you have an evaporative cooler, direct the water drain to plants in your landscape.

  8. Hire a qualified pro to install your irrigation system and keep it working properly and efficiently.

  9. Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…

  10. Don’t forget hidden water use costs, like energy for pumping, heating and cooling, chemical treatment, and damage and…

  11. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

  12. Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

  13. Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run…

  14. Water audit your facility to find out your recommended water use, then monitor your utility bills to gauge…

  15. Consider attending a landscape class hosted by a water provider. Most workshops occur in the spring and fall.

  16. Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance check. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.