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

  2. Minimize or eliminate the use of waterfalls and sprays in your pool. Aeration increases evaporation.

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

  4. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

  5. Saving water on your landscape adds up quickly. Send the person in charge of your landscape to an…

  6. Avoid overseeding your lawn with winter grass. Ryegrass needs water every few days, whereas Dormant Bermuda grass needs…

  7. Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing.

  8. When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up…

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

  10. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

  11. When buying a washer, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

  12. When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.

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

  14. Water dry spot by hand instead of running the whole irrigation system longer.

  15. Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.

  16. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.