1. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.

  2. Plant species native to your region.

  3. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

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

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

  6. For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.

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

  8. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

  9. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

  10. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

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

  12. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.

  13. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

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

  15. When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

  16. Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.