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

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

  3. Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.

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

  5. When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

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

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

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

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

  10. Plug the sink instead of running the water to rinse your razor and save up to 300 gallons…

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

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

  13. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.