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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Watch the Home Water Challenge video or use the Home Water Audit Calculator to see where you can…

  14. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

  15. When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up…

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