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

  2. Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house,…

  3. Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along…

  4. Use a grease pencil to conduct a bucket test to check for pool leaks. An unnatural water level…

  5. When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to…

  6. If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better…

  7. Adjust your lawn mower to the height of 1.5 to 2 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds…

  8. Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

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

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

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

  12. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…

  13. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

  14. Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with recirculating pumps.

  15. Plant species native to your region.

  16. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.