1. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 500 gallons…

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

  3. Avoid overseeding your lawn with winter grass. Ryegrass needs water every few days, whereas Dormant Bermuda grass needs…

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

  5. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the…

  6. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

  7. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.

  8. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons…

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

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

  11. If you have an evaporative cooler, install a recirculating pump to keep water from bleeding off with one…

  12. When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. They are more water and…

  13. Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those that spray water into the air.

  14. Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.

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

  16. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won’t run when it’s raining.