1. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help…

  2. Make suggestions to your employer or school about ways to save water and money.

  3. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.

  4. When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

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

  6. When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn needs it…

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

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

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

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

  11. Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.

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

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