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

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

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

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

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

  6. Hire a GreenPlumber® to help reduce your water, energy, and chemical use.

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

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

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

  10. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons…

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

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

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

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

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

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