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

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

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

  4. While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.

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

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

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

  8. Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

  9. If you have an evaporative cooler, install a recirculating pump to keep water from bleeding off with one…

  10. Become a proud WaterSense® partner and let all your customers know.

  11. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

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

  13. Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on the soil. This keeps…

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

  15. Have maintenance personnel regularly check your facilities for leaks, drips and other water waste.

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