1. When running a bath, plug the bathtub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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