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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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