1. One drip every second adds up to five gallons per day! Check your faucets and showerheads for leaks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. Reward kids for the water-saving tips they follow.

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

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

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

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

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