1. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. Were a pipe to burst, this could save gallons…

  2. Instead of building a private pool, join a community pool.

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

  4. If you have an evaporative cooler, direct the water drain to plants in your landscape.

  5. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

  6. Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

  7. Inspect your landscape irrigation system regularly for leaks or broken sprinkler heads and adjust pressures to specification.

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

  9. Hire a Smartscape Certified professional landscaper who has received landscape training specific to the Sonoran Desert.

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

  11. Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.

  12. Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is…

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

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

  15. As part of the WaterSense® Fix-A-Leak Week in March, plan an employee campaign to look for leaks.

  16. Establish a monthly water budget for your landscape based on the water needs of your plants.