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

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

  3. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s…

  4. While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.

  5. Upgrade older toilets with water-saving WaterSense® labeled models.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. When shopping for a new washing machine, compare resource savings among Energy Star models. Some can save up…

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