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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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