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

  2. Don’t forget hidden water use costs, like energy for pumping, heating and cooling, chemical treatment, and damage and…

  3. Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.

  4. Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons…

  5. Report broken pipes, leaky hydrants and errant sprinklers to property owners or your local water provider.

  6. Implement a water management plan for your facility, then educate employees on good water habits through newsletters and posters.

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

  8. Hire a WaterSense® irrigation partner to help with your landscape.

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

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

  11. If your toilet was installed before 1992, purchasing a WaterSense® labeled toilet can reduce the amount of water…

  12. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

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

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

  15. Spring is a great time to give your irrigation system a checkup to ensure it’s working efficiently.

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