1. If you have an evaporative cooler, install a recirculating pump to keep water from bleeding off with one…

  2. A recent study showed that 99% of business managers surveyed ranked water conservation as a “top five” priority…

  3. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

  4. When buying a washer, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

  5. Conduct a facility water use inventory and identify water management goals.

  6. Saving water on your landscape adds up quickly. Send the person in charge of your landscape to an…

  7. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons…

  8. If you have an evaporative cooler, direct the water drain to plants in your landscape.

  9. Water dry spot by hand instead of running the whole irrigation system longer.

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

  11. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

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

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

  14. If your toilet was installed before 1992, purchasing a WaterSense® labeled toilet can reduce the amount of water…

  15. Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run…

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