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

  2. For more immediate hot water and energy savings, insulate hot water pipes.

  3. Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.

  4. Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house,…

  5. Invite your water utility conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help…

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

  7. Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

  8. Avoid overseeding your lawn with winter grass. Ryegrass needs water every few days, whereas Dormant Bermuda grass needs…

  9. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

  10. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.

  11. Ask your company to support water conservation events and education. ProjectWet hosts local events throughout the country.

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

  13. While cleaning sidewalks, a hose and nozzle use 8-12 gallons of water per minute. A pressurized Waterbroom® uses…

  14. Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.

  15. Use a commercial car wash that recycles water. Or, wash your car on the lawn, and you’ll water…

  16. If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better…