At Work

Conduct a water audit

Monitor monthly utility bills to gauge your consumption. Many times the accounting office just pays the bill. Designate someone to create a water-usage target.

Check for leaks

Check water meters at night or on the weekend to detect leaks. There should be no flow when all water-using fixtures have been turned off.

Upgrade older toilets and urinals

Check for water-saving WaterSense® labeled models. Consider waterless urinals.

Keep restroom fixtures in good repair

Fix leaks promptly and encourage co-workers to report leaks and problems with plumbing and irrigation equipment.

Install an instant water heater near your kitchen / snack room sink

Employees won’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.

Install water-saving aerators on faucets

Adding an aerator to all office faucets is one of the least expensive, and more productive ways, to reduce water consumption.

Have qualified assistance

Make sure your plumber / maintenance takes measures to reduce your water, energy and chemical use.

Get employees involved

Place a water-saving tip in your employee newsletter and incentivize water-saving suggestions. Place posters for easy contact for leaks or maintenance issues.

Create a conservation culture

Invite Castle Rock Water conservation staff to your organization for Earth Day and other environmental events to help promote water savings.

Upgrade operational equipment

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

Maximize your cooling towers

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


Landscape with colorful, drought-tolerant plants where turf is not needed.

Practice good irrigation

Monitor the irrigation system and do not allow water to run onto walks, streets or down the gutter. Commercial / Non-Residential properties must follow a watering schedule during irrigation season to better manage peak demand and efficient water use.  

Use pressurized nozzles

While cleaning sidewalks, use a high-pressurized nozzle (but use a broom when appropriate.)

Wash smart

Wash company vehicles at commercial car washers that recycle water and only when needed rather than on a schedule.

Drink tap

Install a water bottle filler at water fountains. Drinking tap water eliminates the resources (water, gasoline, energy, etc.) used for manufacturing water bottles and transporting them.