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

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

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

  4. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

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

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

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

  8. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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