1. At home or while staying in a hotel, reuse your towels.

  2. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  3. Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

  4. Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some while underwatering others.

  5. Visit your local Water Conservation office’s website to get information on programs available to businesses.

  6. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

  7. Include a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter. Find 100+ tips at wateruseitwisely.com.

  8. Plant species native to your region.

  9. Contact your water utility to see if rebates are available for purchasing water-efficient fixtures, equipment or for facility audits.

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

  11. Limit turf areas at your facility. Instead, landscape using xeriscape principles to cut water use in half.

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

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

  14. Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate…

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

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