1. Tip84

    Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

  2. Tip153

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

  3. Tip103

    If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better…

  4. Tip88

    Let your lawn go dormant (brown) during the winter. Dormant grass only needs to be watered every three…

  5. Tip93

    Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is…

  6. Tip158

    Determine how your on-site water is being used by installing sub-meters where feasible, then monitoring for savings.

  7. Tip129

    For more immediate hot water and energy savings, insulate hot water pipes.

  8. Tip72

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

  9. Tip4

    If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

  10. Tip63

    Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some while underwatering others.

  11. Tip28

    When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub…

  12. Tip90

    Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.

  13. Tip27

    Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….

  14. Tip29

    Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.

  15. Tip66

    Plant species native to your region.

  16. Tip60

    Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a…