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

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

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

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

  5. When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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