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

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

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

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

  5. When buying a washer, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

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

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

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

  9. Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water, energy, and chemical use.

  10. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

  11. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.

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

  13. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

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

  15. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  16. Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.