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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

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

  15. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons…

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