1. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

  2. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

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

  4. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

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

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

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

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

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

  10. See how your water use stacks up to others by calculating your daily water use.

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

  12. Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

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

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

  15. If your toilet was installed before 1992, purchasing a WaterSense® labeled toilet can reduce the amount of water…

  16. When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up…