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

  2. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

  3. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

  4. When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub…

  5. Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

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

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

  8. If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.

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

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

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

  12. Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.

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

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

  15. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

  16. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….