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

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

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

  4. Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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