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

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

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

  4. One drip every second adds up to five gallons per day! Check your faucets and showerheads for leaks.

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

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

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

  8. When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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