1. Teach children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.

  2. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

  3. Keep water in the pool when playing, it will save water.

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

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

  6. Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

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

  8. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

  9. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

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

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

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

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

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

  15. Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.

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