1. Call your local conservation office for more information about xeriscaping with water-thrifty trees, plants, and ground covers.

  2. Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.

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

  4. Write feature articles on your employee website that highlight water-saving ideas and successes.

  5. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance…

  6. Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

  7. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

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

  9. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

  10. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

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

  12. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…

  13. Limit turf areas at your facility. Instead, landscape using xeriscape principles to cut water use in half.

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

  15. Include a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter. Find 100+ tips at wateruseitwisely.com.

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