1. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down…

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

  3. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  12. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

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

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

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

  16. Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…