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

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

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

  4. Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s…

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