1. Put decorative fountains on timers and use only during work or daylight hours. Check for leaks if you…

  2. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s…

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

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

  5. Pruning properly can help your plants use water more efficiently.

  6. Call your local conservation office for more information about xeriscaping with water-thrifty trees, plants, and ground covers.

  7. Show your company’s dedication to water conservation through a policy statement. Commit management, staff and resources to the…

  8. When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub…

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

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

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

  12. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

  13. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

  14. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.

  15. If installing a lawn, select a lawn mix or blend that matches your climate and site conditions.

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