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

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

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

  4. Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 500 gallons…

  14. Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.

  15. Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It’s simple, inexpensive, and you can save 140 gallons a…

  16. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…