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

  2. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

  3. If you have an automatic refilling device, check your pool periodically for leaks.

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

  5. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won’t run when it’s raining.

  6. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

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

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

  9. Hire a Smartscape Certified professional landscaper who has received landscape training specific to the Sonoran Desert.

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

  11. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

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

  13. Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush…

  14. Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers appropriate to your site and…

  15. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

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