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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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