1. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

  2. If your toilet was installed before 1992, purchasing a WaterSense® labeled toilet can reduce the amount of water…

  3. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

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

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

  6. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

  7. Some commercial refrigerators and ice-makers are cooled with water. Upgrade to air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.

  8. Water audit your facility to find out your recommended water use, then monitor your utility bills to gauge…

  9. Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house,…

  10. Marry the weather with your landscape water use. Water use should decrease during rainy periods and increase during…

  11. Water dry spot by hand instead of running the whole irrigation system longer.

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

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

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

  15. Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

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