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

  2. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

  3. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. Make suggestions to your employer or school about ways to save water and money.

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