Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don’t let the tap run while you are waiting for cool water to flow.
Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator or use the defrost setting on your microwave.
Insulate your water pipes. You will get hot water faster, and avoid wasting water waiting for water while it heats up.
Don’t let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first while waiting for water to get hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects, and other similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
Collect the water you use for rinsing produce and reuse it for water houseplants.
Wash clothes only when you have a full load and save up to 600 gallons each month.
Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You will save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
If the toilet handles frequently get stuck in the flush position, letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.
Make sure your home is leak-free. How to tell? Check your water meter a few hours before and after during a span of time when you are certain that no water is being used. If the meter reading changes, you know you have a leak!