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

  2. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance…

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

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

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

  6. Conduct a facility water use inventory and identify water management goals.

  7. Limit turf areas at your facility. Instead, landscape using xeriscape principles to cut water use in half.

  8. Inspect your landscape irrigation system regularly for leaks or broken sprinkler heads and adjust pressures to specification.

  9. Be sure your irrigation system is watering only the areas intended, with no water running onto walks, streets…

  10. Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water.

  11. Establish a monthly water budget for your landscape based on the water needs of your plants.

  12. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.

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

  14. Create a goal of how much water your company can save and plan a celebration once that goal…

  15. A recent study showed that 99% of business managers surveyed ranked water conservation as a “top five” priority…

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