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

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

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

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

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

  6. Be a leak detective! Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks.

  7. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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