1. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….

  2. Test your co-workers or employees on topics like xeriscape, WaterSense®, and high-efficiency toilets. See how water-wise they are.

  3. Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.

  4. Plant species native to your region.

  5. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  6. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…

  7. When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up…

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

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

  10. When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscape method uses low-water-use plants to limit your…

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

  12. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

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

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

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

  16. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.