1. Consider turning your high-maintenance water feature/fountain into a low-maintenance art feature or planter.

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

  3. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

  4. Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance check. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.

  5. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

  6. Instead of building a private pool, join a community pool.

  7. Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.

  8. Hire a qualified pro to install your irrigation system and keep it working properly and efficiently.

  9. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

  10. Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

  11. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

  12. Give your landscape proper amounts of irrigation water. Determine water needs, water deeply but infrequently, and adjust to…

  13. Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…

  14. Make suggestions to your employer or school about ways to save water and money.

  15. Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.

  16. Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons…