1. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

  2. Be sure your irrigation system is watering only the areas intended, with no water running onto walks, streets…

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

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

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

  6. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

  7. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…

  8. Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a…

  9. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons…

  10. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

  11. While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.

  12. Establish a monthly water budget for your landscape based on the water needs of your plants.

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

  14. Report broken pipes, leaky hydrants and errant sprinklers to property owners or your local water provider.

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

  16. If you use processed water in your business or facility, look into water recycling.