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

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

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

  4. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Look for WaterSense® labeled toilets, sink faucets, urinals and showerheads.

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

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

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

  16. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.