1. Use a rain barrel to harvest rainwater from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes.

  2. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won’t run when it’s raining.

  3. Watch the Home Water Challenge video or use the Home Water Audit Calculator to see where you can…

  4. Pruning properly can help your plants use water more efficiently.

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

  6. Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…

  7. When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub…

  8. When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscape method uses low-water-use plants to limit your…

  9. Wash company vehicles as needed rather than on a schedule. Stretch out the time in between washes.

  10. Consider turning your high-maintenance water feature/fountain into a low-maintenance art feature or planter.

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

  12. Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

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

  14. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  15. Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.

  16. For more immediate hot water and energy savings, insulate hot water pipes.