1. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

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

  3. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

  4. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.

  5. Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive, and you can save 140 gallons a…

  6. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.

  7. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.

  8. Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.

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

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

  11. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

  12. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

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

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

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

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