1. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons…

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

  3. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

  4. Conduct a facility water use inventory and identify water management goals.

  5. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. Were a pipe to burst, this could save gallons…

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

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

  8. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

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

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

  11. Be sure your irrigation system is watering only the areas intended, with no water running onto walks, streets…

  12. Marry the weather with your landscape water use. Water use should decrease during rainy periods and increase during…

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

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

  15. For hanging baskets, planters and pots, put ice cubes on top of the soil to give your plants…

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