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

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

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

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

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

  6. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…

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

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

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

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

  11. Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.

  12. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

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

  14. Make suggestions to your employer or school about ways to save water and money.

  15. Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.

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