1. Make suggestions to your employer or school about ways to save water and money.

  2. Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.

  3. If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.

  4. Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those that spray water into the air.

  5. Determine how your on-site water is being used by installing sub-meters where feasible, then monitoring for savings.

  6. Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.

  7. Ask employees for suggestions on saving water and give prizes for the best ideas. Incentivize it!

  8. Plant in the spring and fall, when the watering requirements are lower.

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

  10. Read the Landscape Watering by the Numbers guidebook to help you determine how long and how much to water.

  11. Consider turning your high-maintenance water feature/fountain into a low-maintenance art feature or planter.

  12. Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance check. For more efficient cooling, check your evaporative cooler annually.

  13. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…

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

  15. Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water.

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