1. Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some while underwatering others.

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

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

  4. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

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

  6. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

  7. Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.

  8. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  9. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

  10. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

  11. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

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

  13. When ice cubes are leftover from your drink, don’t throw them out. Pour them on a plant.

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

  15. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.

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