1. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  2. Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.

  3. When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscape method uses low-water-use plants to limit your…

  4. Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.

  5. As part of the WaterSense® Fix-A-Leak Week in March, plan an employee campaign to look for leaks.

  6. Let your lawn go dormant (brown) during the winter. Dormant grass only needs to be watered every three…

  7. Use a layer of organic mulch on the surface of your planting beds to minimize weed growth that competes for…

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

  9. Use water-conserving icemakers.

  10. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

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

  12. Invite your water utility conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help…

  13. Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.

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

  15. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

  16. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance…