1. Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.

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

  3. Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals, plus energy, too.

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

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

  6. Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to…

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

  8. Let your lawn go dormant (brown) during the winter. Dormant grass only needs to be watered every three…

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

  10. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  11. Look for WaterSense® labeled irrigation controllers.

  12. Report broken pipes, leaky hydrants and errant sprinklers to property owners or your local water provider.

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

  14. Choose the right Arizona-friendly plants and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

  15. Use a commercial car wash that recycles water. Or, wash your car on the lawn, and you’ll water…

  16. If you have an evaporative cooler, install a recirculating pump to keep water from bleeding off with one…