1. Call your local conservation office for more information about xeriscaping with water-thrifty trees, plants, and ground covers.

  2. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

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

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

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

  6. When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.

  7. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

  8. Let your lawn go dormant (brown) during the winter. Dormant grass only needs to be watered every three…

  9. Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers appropriate to your site and…

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

  11. Ask your company to support water conservation events and education. ProjectWet hosts local events throughout the country.

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

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

  14. Water audit your facility to find out your recommended water use, then monitor your utility bills to gauge…

  15. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

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