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

  2. For more immediate hot water and energy savings, insulate hot water pipes.

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

  4. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

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

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

  7. Inspect your landscape irrigation system regularly for leaks or broken sprinkler heads and adjust pressures to specification.

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

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

  10. Water audit your facility to find out your recommended water use, then monitor your utility bills to gauge…

  11. Saving water on your landscape adds up quickly. Send the person in charge of your landscape to an…

  12. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

  13. While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.

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

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

  16. Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.