1. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. Were a pipe to burst, this could save gallons…

  2. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won’t run when it’s raining.

  3. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

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

  5. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

  6. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

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

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

  9. Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

  10. For more immediate hot water and energy savings, insulate hot water pipes.

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

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

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

  14. If walking across the lawn leaves footprints (blades don’t spring back up), then it is time to water.

  15. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

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