1. Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers appropriate to your site and…

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

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

  4. Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate…

  5. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  6. Use water-conserving icemakers.

  7. Implement a water management plan for your facility, then educate employees on good water habits through newsletters and posters.

  8. Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

  9. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

  10. Set a kitchen timer when using the hose as a reminder to turn it off. A running hose…

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

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

  13. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….

  14. Signs of overwatering: Leaves turn lighter shades of green or yellow, young shoots wilt, and sometimes algae or…

  15. Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…

  16. As part of the WaterSense® Fix-A-Leak Week in March, plan an employee campaign to look for leaks.