1. Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.

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

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

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

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

  6. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

  7. Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

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

  9. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

  10. Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water, energy, and chemical use.

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

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

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

  14. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

  15. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  16. Give your landscape proper amounts of irrigation water. Determine water needs, water deeply but infrequently, and adjust to…