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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

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

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

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

  13. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

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

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

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