1. While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

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

  3. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

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

  5. Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

  6. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

  7. Show your company’s dedication to water conservation through a policy statement. Commit management, staff and resources to the…

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

  9. Determine how your on-site water is being used by installing sub-meters where feasible, then monitoring for savings.

  10. Water dry spot by hand instead of running the whole irrigation system longer.

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

  12. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. Were a pipe to burst, this could save gallons…

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

  14. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

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

  16. Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.