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

  2. Give your landscape proper amounts of irrigation water. Determine water needs, water deeply but infrequently, and adjust to…

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

  4. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

  5. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s…

  6. Make suggestions to your employer or school about ways to save water and money.

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

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

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

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

  11. Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water, energy, and chemical use.

  12. Visit your local Water Conservation office’s website to get information on programs available to businesses.

  13. Include a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter. Find 100+ tips at wateruseitwisely.com.

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

  15. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

  16. Read the Landscape Watering by the Numbers guidebook to help you determine how long and how much to water.