1. Determine how your on-site water is being used by installing sub-meters where feasible, then monitoring for savings.

  2. Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.

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

  4. Write feature articles on your employee website that highlight water-saving ideas and successes.

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

  6. Publish your organization’s monthly water use to show progress toward water-saving goals.

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

  8. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

  9. When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

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

  11. Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a…

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

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

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

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

  16. Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.