1. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

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

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

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

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

  6. Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. 3/4 to 1 inch of water is…

  7. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

  8. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

  9. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

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

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

  12. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

  13. For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.

  14. Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…

  15. Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers appropriate to your site and…

  16. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.