1. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

  2. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….

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

  4. Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.

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

  6. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

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

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

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

  10. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

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

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

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

  14. While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

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

  16. If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.