1. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.

  2. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  3. When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it…

  4. Become a proud WaterSense® partner and let all your customers know.

  5. When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscape method uses low-water-use plants to limit your…

  6. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

  7. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

  8. Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.

  9. Avoid overseeding your lawn with winter grass. Ryegrass needs water every few days, whereas Dormant Bermuda grass needs…

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

  11. Write feature articles on your employee website that highlight water-saving ideas and successes.

  12. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

  13. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

  14. While cleaning sidewalks, a hose and nozzle use 8-12 gallons of water per minute. A pressurized Waterbroom® uses…

  15. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

  16. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.