1. Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

  2. When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

  3. At home or while staying in a hotel, reuse your towels.

  4. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

  5. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

  6. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

  7. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

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

  9. Water your summer lawns once every three days and your winter lawn once every five days.

  10. Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

  11. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

  12. Instead of building a private pool, join a community pool.

  13. Plant species native to your region.

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

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

  16. Wash company vehicles as needed rather than on a schedule. Stretch out the time in between washes.