1. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

  2. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…

  3. If installing a lawn, select a lawn mix or blend that matches your climate and site conditions.

  4. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the…

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

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

  7. Ask employees for suggestions on saving water and give prizes for the best ideas. Incentivize it!

  8. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

  9. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

  10. When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

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

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

  13. Use water-conserving icemakers.

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

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

  16. If you use processed water in your business or facility, look into water recycling.