1. Water audit your facility to find out your recommended water use, then monitor your utility bills to gauge…

  2. Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.

  3. Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

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

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

  6. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.

  7. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

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

  9. Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.

  10. If your facility relies on cooling towers, have maintenance maximize cycles of concentration by providing efficient water treatment.

  11. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

  12. Timing is everything when it comes to irrigation. Learn how to set your controller properly.

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

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

  15. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  16. Plant species native to your region.