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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 500 gallons…

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

  9. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

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

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

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

  13. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

  14. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.

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

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