1. Have maintenance personnel regularly check your facilities for leaks, drips and other water waste.

  2. Be sure your irrigation system is watering only the areas intended, with no water running onto walks, streets…

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

  4. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.

  5. Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.

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

  7. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…

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

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

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

  11. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

  12. Hire a WaterSense® irrigation partner to help with your landscape.

  13. Use water-conserving icemakers.

  14. If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a WaterSense®…

  15. Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.

  16. When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to…