—Do not let the water run while washing dishes. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
—Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full.
—Check your water bill to track your usage.
—Wash produce in the sink or in a pan that is partially filled with water instead of running water from the tap. Use the produce washwater to water the plants.
—If your shower can fill a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, then replace it with a water-efficient, 1.5 gallon showerhead.
—Try to keep your shower time under 5 minutes. You could save up to 1000 gallons a month.
—To check for a toilet leak, put food coloring in the toilet tank, if it appears in the toilet bowl, you have a leak. You could save over 600 gallons per month by getting toilet leaks fixed.
—Plug the bathtub before you turn on the water. Then adjust as needed.
—Designate one glass for your drinking water each day. That will cut down on the number of times you use your dishwater.
—Do not use running water to thaw food.
—Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. That could save 4 gallons per minute.
—Bathe young children together.
—Drop tissues in the trash rather than flushing them down the toilet.
—Cook foods in as little water as possible.
—Turn the water off when you wash and condition your hair.
—Select the proper size pans for cooking.
—Do not let the water run while you are lathering and washing your hands.
—To eliminate water from dripping through your plants, use ice cubes instead.
—Turn off water while you shave. You could save over 100 gallons a week.