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

  2. Become or appoint a water ambassador within your organization who creates, implements and maintains your water conservation program.

  3. Test your co-workers or employees on topics like xeriscape, WaterSense®, and high-efficiency toilets. See how water-wise they are.

  4. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

  5. Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…

  6. Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those that spray water into the air.

  7. If you have an evaporative cooler, install a recirculating pump to keep water from bleeding off with one…

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

  9. Make suggestions to your employer or school about ways to save water and money.

  10. Plant species native to your region.

  11. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

  12. Show your company’s dedication to water conservation through a policy statement. Commit management, staff and resources to the…

  13. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

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

  15. Hire a qualified pro to install your irrigation system and keep it working properly and efficiently.

  16. Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water, energy, and chemical use.