1. Determine how your on-site water is being used by installing sub-meters where feasible, then monitoring for savings.

  2. While cleaning sidewalks, a hose and nozzle use 8-12 gallons of water per minute. A pressurized Waterbroom® uses…

  3. Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance check. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.

  4. When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub…

  5. Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.

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

  7. When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it…

  8. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.

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

  10. See how your water use stacks up to others by calculating your daily water use.

  11. When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to…

  12. Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

  13. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

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

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

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