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

  2. While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

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

  4. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons…

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

  6. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons…

  7. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….

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

  9. If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.

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

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

  12. Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush…

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

  14. Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.

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

  16. Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.