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

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

  3. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

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

  5. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.

  6. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…

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

  8. See how your water use stacks up to others by calculating your daily water use.

  9. When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it…

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

  11. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

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

  13. When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

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

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

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