1. When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

  2. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…

  3. Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.

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

  5. For hanging baskets, planters and pots, put ice cubes on top of the soil to give your plants…

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

  7. Ask your company to support water conservation events and education. ProjectWet hosts local events throughout the country.

  8. Have maintenance personnel regularly check your facilities for leaks, drips and other water waste.

  9. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  10. Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots, where it’s needed.

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

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

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

  14. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

  15. Consider turning your high-maintenance water feature/fountain into a low-maintenance art feature or planter.

  16. Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.