1. Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing.

  2. Write feature articles on your employee website that highlight water-saving ideas and successes.

  3. Limit turf areas at your facility. Instead, landscape using xeriscape principles to cut water use in half.

  4. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

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

  6. When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up…

  7. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.

  8. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

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

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

  11. Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

  12. Visit your local Water Conservation office’s website to get information on programs available to businesses.

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

  14. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

  15. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.

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