1. Use a rain barrel to harvest rainwater from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes.

  2. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

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

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

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

  6. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

  7. Limit turf areas at your facility. Instead, landscape using xeriscape principles to cut water use in half.

  8. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

  9. Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

  10. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

  11. Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water.

  12. Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…

  13. Create a goal of how much water your company can save and plan a celebration once that goal…

  14. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

  15. Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.

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