1. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s…

  2. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…

  3. Call your local conservation office for more information about xeriscaping with water-thrifty trees, plants, and ground covers.

  4. Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on the soil. This keeps…

  5. Hire a qualified pro to install your irrigation system and keep it working properly and efficiently.

  6. Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.

  7. When buying a washer, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

  8. See how your water use stacks up to others by calculating your daily water use.

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

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

  11. Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…

  12. When ice cubes are leftover from your drink, don’t throw them out. Pour them on a plant.

  13. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

  14. Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.

  15. Use a rain barrel to harvest rainwater from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes.

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