1. Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons…

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

  3. While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

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

  5. Support projects that use reclaimed wastewater for irrigation and industrial uses.

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

  7. If you have an evaporative cooler, direct the water drain to plants in your landscape.

  8. Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

  9. When ice cubes are leftover from your drink, don’t throw them out. Pour them on a plant.

  10. Limit turf areas at your facility. Instead, landscape using xeriscape principles to cut water use in half.

  11. Hire a qualified pro to install your irrigation system and keep it working properly and efficiently.

  12. Invite your water utility conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help…

  13. Use a grease pencil to conduct a bucket test to check for pool leaks. An unnatural water level…

  14. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

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

  16. Saving water on your landscape adds up quickly. Send the person in charge of your landscape to an…