1. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  2. Signs of overwatering: Leaves turn lighter shades of green or yellow, young shoots wilt, and sometimes algae or…

  3. Put decorative fountains on timers and use only during work or daylight hours. Check for leaks if you…

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

  5. Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those that spray water into the air.

  6. When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

  7. Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.

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

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

  10. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.

  11. Marry the weather with your landscape water use. Water use should decrease during rainy periods and increase during…

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

  13. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

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

  15. Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

  16. Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals, plus energy, too.