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

  2. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

  3. Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

  4. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the…

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

  6. Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush…

  7. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

  8. Test your co-workers or employees on topics like xeriscape, WaterSense®, and high-efficiency toilets. See how water-wise they are.

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

  10. Conduct a facility water use inventory and identify water management goals.

  11. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

  12. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

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

  14. Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.

  15. Hire a Smartscape Certified professional landscaper who has received landscape training specific to the Sonoran Desert.

  16. Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.