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

  2. Watch the Home Water Challenge video or use the Home Water Audit Calculator to see where you can…

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

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

  5. Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You’ll save up to…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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