1. Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive, and you can save 140 gallons a…

  2. When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. They are more water and…

  3. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…

  4. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

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

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

  7. Winterize outdoor spigots when temperatures dip below freezing to prevent pipes from leaking or bursting.

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

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

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

  11. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

  12. While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.

  13. Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is…

  14. Consider turning your high-maintenance water feature/fountain into a low-maintenance art feature or planter.

  15. Create a suggestion and incentives system at your organization to recognize water-saving ideas.

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