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

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

  3. Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.

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

  5. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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