1. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

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

  3. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

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

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

  6. Publish your organization’s monthly water use to show progress toward water-saving goals.

  7. Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.

  8. Spring is a great time to give your irrigation system a checkup to ensure it’s working efficiently.

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

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

  11. Have maintenance personnel regularly check your facilities for leaks, drips and other water waste.

  12. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

  13. Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing.

  14. Use water-conserving icemakers.

  15. Shut off water to unused areas of your facility to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use.

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