1. Plant species native to your region.

  2. Implement a water management plan for your facility, then educate employees on good water habits through newsletters and posters.

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

  4. Become or appoint a water ambassador within your organization who creates, implements and maintains your water conservation program.

  5. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

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

  7. Pruning properly can help your plants use water more efficiently.

  8. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

  9. Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

  10. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

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

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

  13. Ask employees for suggestions on saving water and give prizes for the best ideas. Incentivize it!

  14. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.

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

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