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

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

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

  4. Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.

  5. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

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

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

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

  9. When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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