1. Avoid overseeding your lawn with winter grass. Ryegrass needs water every few days, whereas Dormant Bermuda grass needs…

  2. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

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

  4. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

  5. Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

  6. Plant species native to your region.

  7. Support Tap Into Quality and forgo those plastic water bottles to lower your carbon footprint.

  8. Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots, where it’s needed.

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

  10. Some commercial refrigerators and ice-makers are cooled with water. Upgrade to air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.

  11. Visit your local Water Conservation office’s website to get information on programs available to businesses.

  12. Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water, energy, and chemical use.

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

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

  15. Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…

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