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

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

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

  4. Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house,…

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

  6. Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three…

  7. While cleaning sidewalks, a hose and nozzle use 8-12 gallons of water per minute. A pressurized Waterbroom® uses…

  8. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

  9. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

  10. If your toilet was installed before 1992, purchasing a WaterSense® labeled toilet can reduce the amount of water…

  11. Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

  12. Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.

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

  14. Set water softeners for a minimum number of refills to save both water and chemicals, plus energy, too.

  15. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

  16. Consider and compare water use when purchasing ice makers, dishwashers, reverse osmosis units, coolers and cleaning equipment.