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

  2. If your toilet flapper doesn’t close properly after flushing, replace it.

  3. Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush…

  11. If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a WaterSense®…

  12. Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

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