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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Play fun games while learning how to save water!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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