1. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

  2. If you have an evaporative cooler, direct the water drain to plants in your landscape.

  3. Become or appoint a water ambassador within your organization who creates, implements and maintains your water conservation program.

  4. Invite your water utility conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help…

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

  6. For more immediate hot water and energy savings, insulate hot water pipes.

  7. Use water-conserving icemakers.

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

  9. When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up…

  10. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

  11. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

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

  13. Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a…

  14. Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush…

  15. Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees.

  16. Some commercial refrigerators and ice-makers are cooled with water. Upgrade to air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.