1. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

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

  3. A recent study showed that 99% of business managers surveyed ranked water conservation as a “top five” priority…

  4. Limit turf areas at your facility. Instead, landscape using xeriscape principles to cut water use in half.

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

  6. Write feature articles on your employee website that highlight water-saving ideas and successes.

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

  8. Create a goal of how much water your company can save and plan a celebration once that goal…

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

  10. Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some while underwatering others.

  11. Include a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter. Find 100+ tips at wateruseitwisely.com.

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

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

  14. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance…

  15. Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.

  16. Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.