1. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

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

  3. Contact your water utility to see if rebates are available for purchasing water-efficient fixtures, equipment or for facility audits.

  4. When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscape method uses low-water-use plants to limit your…

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

  6. If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a WaterSense®…

  7. At home or while staying in a hotel, reuse your towels.

  8. If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better…

  9. Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.

  10. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.

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

  12. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the…

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

  14. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

  15. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  16. For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.