1. Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.

  2. Invite your water utility conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help…

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

  4. Establish a monthly water budget for your landscape based on the water needs of your plants.

  5. Implement a water management plan for your facility, then educate employees on good water habits through newsletters and posters.

  6. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.

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

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

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

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

  11. Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.

  12. For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.

  13. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.

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

  15. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

  16. Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate…