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

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

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

  4. When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.

  5. Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals, plus energy, too.

  6. Set a kitchen timer when using the hose as a reminder to turn it off. A running hose…

  7. Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

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

  9. Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.

  10. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

  11. Test your co-workers or employees on topics like xeriscape, WaterSense®, and high-efficiency toilets. See how water-wise they are.

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

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

  14. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

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

  16. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…