1. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

  2. At home or while staying in a hotel, reuse your towels.

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

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

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

  6. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

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

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

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

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

  11. Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.

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

  13. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

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

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

  16. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.