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

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

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

  4. Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing.

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

  6. Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers appropriate to your site and…

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

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

  9. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

  10. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…

  11. Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.

  12. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance…

  13. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…

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

  15. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….

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