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

  2. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

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

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

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

  6. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

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

  8. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.

  9. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 500 gallons…

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

  11. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

  12. Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive, and you can save 140 gallons a…

  13. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons…

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

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

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