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

  2. Hire a qualified pro to install your irrigation system and keep it working properly and efficiently.

  3. Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.

  4. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

  5. If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a WaterSense®…

  6. Become a proud WaterSense® partner and let all your customers know.

  7. Instead of building a private pool, join a community pool.

  8. Post a hotline in bathrooms and kitchens to report leaks or water waste to facility managers or maintenance…

  9. Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the…

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

  11. Use a pool cover to help keep your pool clean, reduce chemical use and prevent water loss through…

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

  13. When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

  14. Aerate your lawn periodically. Holes every six inches will allow water to reach the roots, rather than run…

  15. When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. They are more water and…

  16. When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub…