1. Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.

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

  3. Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.

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

  5. Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.

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

  7. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

  8. Have a plumber re-route your greywater to trees and plants rather than the sewer line. Check with your…

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

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

  11. When buying a washer, check the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

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

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

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

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

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