1. If you have an evaporative cooler, install a recirculating pump to keep water from bleeding off with one…

  2. Read the Landscape Watering by the Numbers guidebook to help you determine how long and how much to water.

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

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

  5. Signs of overwatering: Leaves turn lighter shades of green or yellow, young shoots wilt, and sometimes algae or…

  6. Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run…

  7. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  8. If your facility relies on cooling towers, have maintenance maximize cycles of concentration by providing efficient water treatment.

  9. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.

  10. When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. They are more water and…

  11. Create a suggestion and incentives system at your organization to recognize water-saving ideas.

  12. Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.

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

  14. Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water, energy, and chemical use.

  15. Contact your water utility to see if rebates are available for purchasing water-efficient fixtures, equipment or for facility audits.

  16. Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.