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

  2. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

  3. Establish a monthly water budget for your landscape based on the water needs of your plants.

  4. When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it…

  5. Install a thermostat and timer on your evaporative cooler so it only operates when necessary.

  6. Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water, energy, and chemical use.

  7. When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. They are more water and…

  8. Use water-conserving icemakers.

  9. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance…

  10. Test your co-workers or employees on topics like xeriscape, WaterSense®, and high-efficiency toilets. See how water-wise they are.

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

  12. When back-washing your pool, consider using the water on salt-tolerant plants in the landscape.

  13. Ask your company to support water conservation events and education. ProjectWet hosts local events throughout the country.

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

  15. Pruning properly can help your plants use water more efficiently.

  16. Set a kitchen timer when using the hose as a reminder to turn it off. A running hose…