1. Create a suggestion and incentives system at your organization to recognize water-saving ideas.

  2. Call your local conservation office for more information about xeriscaping with water-thrifty trees, plants, and ground covers.

  3. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.

  4. Have maintenance personnel regularly check your facilities for leaks, drips and other water waste.

  5. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

  6. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance…

  7. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…

  8. Ask employees for suggestions on saving water and give prizes for the best ideas. Incentivize it!

  9. Use a grease pencil to conduct a bucket test to check for pool leaks. An unnatural water level…

  10. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won’t run when it’s raining.

  11. Create a goal of how much water your company can save and plan a celebration once that goal…

  12. Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water.

  13. Read the Landscape Watering by the Numbers guidebook to help you determine how long and how much to water.

  14. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

  15. Signs of overwatering: Leaves turn lighter shades of green or yellow, young shoots wilt, and sometimes algae or…

  16. Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals, plus energy, too.