Educate Employees and Customers
- Display signs encouraging water conservation.
- Set attainable goals for water reduction by staff.
- Assign an employee to monitor water use.
- Budget water amounts for cleaning and overall usage.
- Install water saving devices such as toilet dams, flappers, flow reduction valves, faucet aerators and alternative cooling system devices.
- Use water recycling systems whenever possible.
- Install energy and water efficient air conditioning equipment.
- Hire a GreenPlumber® (www.greenplumbersusa.com) to help reduce your water use with practices that use less energy, less water, and fewer chemicals.
Put Water Efficiency into Practice
- Using a hose and nozzle to clean sidewalks uses 8 to 12 gallons of water per minute. With a pressurized Waterbroom® (www.waterbroom.com), you will clean more efficiently and use as little as 2.8 gallons of water per minute.
- Instruct clean up crews to budget water usage.
- Check water supply for leaks and repair leaking faucets and toilets.
- Eliminate unecessary continuous flows.
Landscape for Water Conservation
- Limit turf areas to areas of actual need, as picnic areas or sports fields.
- Operate sprinkler systems before sunrise and after sunset to avoid evaporation.
- Consider rainfall and evapotranspiration rates when determining watering.
- Use a rain sensor to turn off system when raining.
- Hire a landscape manager or green landscaper to plan a water friendly landscape.
- Be sure your irrigation system is watering only the areas intended, with no water running onto walks, streets or down the gutter.