1. Visit your local Water Conservation office’s website to get information on programs available to businesses.

  2. A recent study showed that 99% of business managers surveyed ranked water conservation as a “top five” priority…

  3. Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.

  4. Consider turning your high-maintenance water feature/fountain into a low-maintenance art feature or planter.

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

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

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

  8. Saving water on your landscape adds up quickly. Send the person in charge of your landscape to an…

  9. Put decorative fountains on timers and use only during work or daylight hours. Check for leaks if you…

  10. Give your landscape proper amounts of irrigation water. Determine water needs, water deeply but infrequently, and adjust to…

  11. Conduct a facility water use inventory and identify water management goals.

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

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

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

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

  16. Include a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter. Find 100+ tips at wateruseitwisely.com.