1. Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

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

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

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

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

  6. When buying a washer, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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