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

  2. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

  3. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.

  4. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

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

  6. Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive, and you can save 140 gallons a…

  7. While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

  8. Report broken pipes, leaky hydrants and errant sprinklers to property owners or your local water provider.

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

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

  11. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

  12. When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.

  13. Contact your water utility to see if rebates are available for purchasing water-efficient fixtures, equipment or for facility audits.

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

  15. Visit your local Water Conservation office’s website to get information on programs available to businesses.

  16. Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.