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

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

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

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

  5. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

  6. Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.

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

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

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

  10. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

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

  12. When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

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

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

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

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