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

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

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

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

  5. Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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