1. Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some while underwatering others.

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

  3. Contact your water utility to see if rebates are available for purchasing water-efficient fixtures, equipment or for facility audits.

  4. Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…

  5. Instead of building a private pool, join a community pool.

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

  7. If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.

  8. When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

  9. Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.

  10. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

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

  12. Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.

  13. For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.

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

  15. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.

  16. Plant species native to your region.