Saving water in the bathroom
Replace two-handle systems with single-lever faucets.
Shower instead of bathe.
Install low-flow shower-heads that reduce water use up to half but still give a great feeling shower.
Get a shower-head with a “shower off” button to conserve water while you lather up.
Take shorter showers. Five-minute showers per day for a four-member family use about 28,000 gallons of water per year.
Saving water in cleaning
Older standard washing machines use up to 50 gallons of water per load, Newer models use only 11-30 gallons.
Don’t wash half loads, and if you do, adjust the water level.
Presoaking prevents having to re-wash heavily soiled clothes.
Soak dirty dishes instead of rinsing each dish separately.
If you’re washing dishes in a double sink, wash them all at once and rinse them all at once.
Replace an old, water-inefficient dishwasher. You can save 10 to 20 gallons of water per wash cycle.
Select the water-saving cycle on your dishwasher.