1. Hire a WaterSense® irrigation partner to help with your landscape.

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

  3. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

  4. Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.

  5. Use a rain barrel to harvest rainwater from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes.

  6. Make sure your contract plumber and/or maintenance personnel knows about GreenPlumbers®.

  7. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  8. Winterize outdoor spigots when temperatures dip below freezing to prevent pipes from leaking or bursting.

  9. Read the Landscape Watering by the Numbers guidebook to help you determine how long and how much to water.

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

  11. Create a suggestion and incentives system at your organization to recognize water-saving ideas.

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

  13. Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots, where it’s needed.

  14. As part of the WaterSense® Fix-A-Leak Week in March, plan an employee campaign to look for leaks.

  15. If walking across the lawn leaves footprints (blades don’t spring back up), then it is time to water.

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