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

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

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

  4. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water…

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

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

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

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

  9. Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the bowl without flushing, there’s a leak….

  10. Watch the Home Water Challenge video or use the Home Water Audit Calculator to see where you can…

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

  12. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

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

  14. If your toilet was installed before 1992, purchasing a WaterSense® labeled toilet can reduce the amount of water…

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

  16. Use a WaterSense® labeled showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 500 gallons…