1. Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance check. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.

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

  3. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.

  4. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

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

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

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

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

  9. Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.

  10. Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.

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

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

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

  14. At home or while staying in a hotel, reuse your towels.

  15. Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water.

  16. For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.