1. Become a proud WaterSense® partner and let all your customers know.

  2. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

  3. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

  4. See how your water use stacks up to others by calculating your daily water use.

  5. Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

  6. When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it…

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

  8. When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up…

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

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

  11. Make sure your contract plumber and/or maintenance personnel knows about GreenPlumbers®.

  12. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  13. Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.

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

  15. Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on the soil. This keeps…

  16. If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better…