1. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

  2. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

  3. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

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

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

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

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

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

  9. At home or while staying in a hotel, reuse your towels.

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

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

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

  13. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.

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

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

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