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

  2. Watch the Home Water Challenge video or use the Home Water Audit Calculator to see where you can…

  3. When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. They are more water and…

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

  5. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

  6. When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscape method uses low-water-use plants to limit your…

  7. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

  8. Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.

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

  10. Pruning properly can help your plants use water more efficiently.

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

  12. Support projects that use reclaimed wastewater for irrigation and industrial uses.

  13. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

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

  15. A recent study showed that 99% of business managers surveyed ranked water conservation as a “top five” priority…

  16. Wash company vehicles as needed rather than on a schedule. Stretch out the time in between washes.