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

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

  3. One drip every second adds up to five gallons per day! Check your faucets and showerheads for leaks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons…

  13. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.

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

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

  16. When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub…