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

  2. Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.

  3. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

  4. Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive, and you can save 140 gallons a…

  5. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

  6. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….

  7. Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.

  8. If walking across the lawn leaves footprints (blades don’t spring back up), then it is time to water.

  9. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

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

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

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

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

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

  15. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

  16. Spring is a great time to give your irrigation system a checkup to ensure it’s working efficiently.