1. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

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

  3. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

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

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

  6. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.

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

  8. If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.

  9. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.

  10. Become or appoint a water ambassador within your organization who creates, implements and maintains your water conservation program.

  11. Timing is everything when it comes to irrigation. Learn how to set your controller properly.

  12. Use a layer of organic mulch on the surface of your planting beds to minimize weed growth that competes for…

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

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

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

  16. Use a grease pencil to conduct a bucket test to check for pool leaks. An unnatural water level…