1. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons…

  2. Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance check. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.

  3. Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.

  4. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

  5. When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to…

  6. Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.

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

  8. If your toilet was installed before 1992, purchasing a WaterSense® labeled toilet can reduce the amount of water…

  9. Publish your organization’s monthly water use to show progress toward water-saving goals.

  10. Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.

  11. Shut off water to unused areas of your facility to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use.

  12. Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.

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

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

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

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