1. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

  2. Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.

  3. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

  4. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

  5. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.

  6. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons…

  7. Watch the Home Water Challenge video or use the Home Water Audit Calculator to see where you can…

  8. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.

  9. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

  10. While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

  11. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

  12. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

  13. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

  14. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  15. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

  16. If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a WaterSense®…