1. Install a thermostat and timer on your evaporative cooler so it only operates when necessary.

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

  3. While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

  4. Use water-conserving icemakers.

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

  6. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

  7. Write feature articles on your employee website that highlight water-saving ideas and successes.

  8. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

  9. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.

  10. Give your landscape proper amounts of irrigation water. Determine water needs, water deeply but infrequently, and adjust to…

  11. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…

  12. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.

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

  14. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

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

  16. Water audit your facility to find out your recommended water use, then monitor your utility bills to gauge…