1. Tip82

    Hire a Smartscape Certified professional landscaper who has received landscape training specific to the Sonoran Desert.

  2. Tip76

    Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.

  3. Tip135

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

  4. Tip38

    Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.

  5. Tip164

    Ask employees for suggestions on saving water and give prizes for the best ideas. Incentivize it!

  6. Tip169

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

  7. Tip143

    Some commercial refrigerators and ice-makers are cooled with water. Upgrade to air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.

  8. Tip139

    If you have an evaporative cooler, install a recirculating pump to keep water from bleeding off with one…

  9. Tip66

    Plant species native to your region.

  10. Tip11

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

  11. Tip110

    Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots, where it’s needed.

  12. Tip26

    Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.

  13. Tip160

    Don’t forget hidden water use costs, like energy for pumping, heating and cooling, chemical treatment, and damage and…

  14. Tip157

    As part of the WaterSense® Fix-A-Leak Week in March, plan an employee campaign to look for leaks.

  15. Tip81

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

  16. Tip30

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