1. Tip74

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

  2. Tip184

    Put decorative fountains on timers and use only during work or daylight hours. Check for leaks if you…

  3. Tip179

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

  4. Tip66

    Plant species native to your region.

  5. Tip169

    Marry the weather with your landscape water use. Water use should decrease during rainy periods and increase during…

  6. Tip120

    If you have an automatic refilling device, check your pool periodically for leaks.

  7. Tip178

    Be sure your irrigation system is watering only the areas intended, with no water running onto walks, streets…

  8. Tip96

    Set a kitchen timer when using the hose as a reminder to turn it off. A running hose…

  9. Tip13

    Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

  10. Tip53

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

  11. Tip7

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

  12. Tip123

    Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.

  13. Tip51

    Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

  14. Tip17

    When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

  15. Tip146

    Include a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter. Find 100+ tips at wateruseitwisely.com.

  16. Tip154

    Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.