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

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

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

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

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

  6. We’re more likely to notice leaky faucets indoors, but don’t forget to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses.

  7. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Make suggestions to your employer or school about ways to save water and money.

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

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

  16. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.