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

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

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

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

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

  6. Learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.

  7. See a leak you can’t fix? Tell a parent, teacher, employer, or property manager, or call a handyman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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