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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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