1. When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

  2. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

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

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

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

  6. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

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

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

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

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

  11. Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a…

  12. Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.

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

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

  15. When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

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