Each time you flush a toilet, 5 to 7 gallons of water are used.
When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing.
Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
Collect water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then use it to water houseplants.
Shorten your shower by a minute or 2 and you'll save up to 150 gallons of water a month.
Rinse dishes with a spray device or in a pan of hot water.
Install water saving shower heads or flow restrictors.
Place a brick inside your toilet tank. This acts to displace water and can save gallons of water daily.
Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
Turn off water while brushing your teeth or shaving and save up to 300 gallons a month.
Taking tub baths uses less water than showers. Don't fill the tub more than necessary and remember to plug the drain before turning on the water.
Fill the bottom of the sink with enough water to rinse the razor rather than letting the water run. Electric razors save a great deal of water.
When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
Listen for dripping faucets or running toilets. Fixing a leak can save 300 gallons a month.
Water houseplants only when necessary. More houseplants die from over-watering than under-watering.
Water your lawn only when needed. If the grass springs back up after stepping on it, then it does not need watering. If it stays flat, then it needs watering.
Sweep patios, driveways and walks with a broom rather than hosing them down.
Water during the cool parts of the day. Deep soak your lawn so that the water soaks down to the roots. A light sprinkling will only evaporate and cause shallow root systems which will require more watering.
Soak pots and pans instead of allowing water to run while you scrape them clean.
When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your plants.
Wash your pets outdoors in an area of your lawn that needs water.
Rinse your automobile quickly with a hose equipped with a pistol-grip nozzle. Wash a section at a time with a sponge in a soapy bucket. Briefly spray to rinse off soap after each section has been washed.
Thaw frozen foods in advance in the refrigerator to eliminate thawing under warm water.
Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. It could save water and prevent damage to your home.