1. Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

  2. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

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

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

  5. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

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

  7. Use a layer of organic mulch on the surface of your planting beds to minimize weed growth that competes for…

  8. Put decorative fountains on timers and use only during work or daylight hours. Check for leaks if you…

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

  10. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

  11. Timing is everything when it comes to irrigation. Learn how to set your controller properly.

  12. Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.

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

  14. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

  15. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

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