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

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

  3. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

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

  5. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.

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

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

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

  9. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

  10. Wash company vehicles as needed rather than on a schedule. Stretch out the time in between washes.

  11. Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.

  12. Consider turning your high-maintenance water feature/fountain into a low-maintenance art feature or planter.

  13. Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate…

  14. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons…

  15. Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water.

  16. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.