1. If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.

  2. Show your company’s dedication to water conservation through a policy statement. Commit management, staff and resources to the…

  3. Signs of overwatering: Leaves turn lighter shades of green or yellow, young shoots wilt, and sometimes algae or…

  4. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

  5. If your facility relies on cooling towers, have maintenance maximize cycles of concentration by providing efficient water treatment.

  6. Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.

  7. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

  8. Invite your water utility conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help…

  9. Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate…

  10. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…

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

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

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

  14. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.

  15. If installing a lawn, select a lawn mix or blend that matches your climate and site conditions.

  16. Implement a water management plan for your facility, then educate employees on good water habits through newsletters and posters.