1. Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.

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

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

  4. Watch the Home Water Challenge video or use the Home Water Audit Calculator to see where you can…

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

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

  7. If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better…

  8. Winterize outdoor spigots when temperatures dip below freezing to prevent pipes from leaking or bursting.

  9. If walking across the lawn leaves footprints (blades don’t spring back up), then it is time to water.

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

  11. If you have an evaporative cooler, install a recirculating pump to keep water from bleeding off with one…

  12. Spring is a great time to give your irrigation system a checkup to ensure it’s working efficiently.

  13. Hire a WaterSense® irrigation partner to help with your landscape.

  14. When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.

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

  16. Marry the weather with your landscape water use. Water use should decrease during rainy periods and increase during…