Let's save water inside the home
1. Don't use running water to thaw food.
2. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
3. Teach your children to turn the faucets off tightly after each use.
4. Before you lather up, install a low-flow showerhead. They're inexpensive, easy to install, and can save your family more than 500 gallons a week.
5. Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
6. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save 4 gallons a minute. That's 200 gallons a week for a family of four.
7. Make sure your toilet flapper doesn't stick open after flushing.
8. Make sure there are aerators on all of your faucets.
9. Install an instant water heater on your kitchen sink so you don't have to let the water run while it heats up. This will also reduce heating costs for your household.
10. If your toilet was installed prior to 1980, place a toilet dam or bottle filled with water in your toilet tank to cut down on the amount of water used for each flush. Be sure these devices do not interfere with operating parts. Better yet, install a EPA WaterSense labeled toilet of 1.28 gallons per flush or less.
11. Install water softening systems only when necessary. Save water and salt by running the minimum number of regenerations necessary to maintain water softness.
12. Cut back on rinsing if your dishwasher is new. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.
13. Bathe your young children together.
14. Insulate hot water pipes so you don't have to run as much water to get hot water to the faucet.
15. Drop that tissue in the trash instead of flushing it and save gallons every time.
16. Wash clothes only when you have a full load and save up to 600 gallons each month.
17. Listen for dripping faucets and toilets that flush themselves. Fixing a leak can save 500 gallons each month.
18. Cook food in as little water as possible. This will also retain more of the nutrients.
19. Choose WaterSense labeled appliances, like washing machines that save up to 20 gallons per load.
20. Select the proper size pans for cooking. Large pans require more cooking water than may be necessary.
21. Turn off the water while you shave and you can save more than 100 gallons a week.
22. When you give your pet fresh water, don't throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.
23. If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don't throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
24. To save water and time, consider washing your face or brushing your teeth while in the shower.
25. While staying in a hotel or even at home, consider reusing your towels.
26. Throw trimmings and peelings from fruits and vegetables into your yard compost to prevent from using the garbage disposal.
27. When you are washing your hands, don't let the water run while you lather.