1. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.

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

  3. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

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

  5. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

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

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

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

  9. Support projects that use reclaimed wastewater for irrigation and industrial uses.

  10. Hire a Smartscape Certified professional landscaper who has received landscape training specific to the Sonoran Desert.

  11. Wash company vehicles as needed rather than on a schedule. Stretch out the time in between washes.

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

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

  14. Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run…

  15. Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals, plus energy, too.

  16. If you use processed water in your business or facility, look into water recycling.