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

  2. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

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

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

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

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

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

  8. When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to…

  9. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

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

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

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

  13. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

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

  15. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the…

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