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

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

  3. Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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