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

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

  3. Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

  4. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

  5. Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a…

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

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

  8. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.

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

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

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

  12. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

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

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

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

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