1. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the…

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

  3. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

  4. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s…

  5. When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to…

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. At home or while staying in a hotel, reuse your towels.

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

  14. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.

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

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