1. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

  2. Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.

  3. If you have an evaporative cooler, direct the water drain to plants in your landscape.

  4. Use a commercial car wash that recycles water. Or, wash your car on the lawn, and you’ll water…

  5. Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run…

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

  7. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

  8. Plant species native to your region.

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

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

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

  12. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  13. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

  14. Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.

  15. Consider attending a landscape class hosted by a water provider. Most workshops occur in the spring and fall.

  16. Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those that spray water into the air.