- Shorten your showers. Even a one or two-minute reduction can save up to 700 gallons per month.
- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks. Saves 150 gallons or more each time. At once a week, that is more than 600 gallons a month.
- Don't use your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket. This can save 400 to 600 gallons per month.
- Capture tap water. While you wait for hot water to come down the pipes, catch the flow in a watering can to use later on house plants or your garden. This can save 200 to 300 gallons per month.
- Don't water the sidewalks, driveway or gutter. Adjust your sprinkler so that water lands on your lawn or garden where it belongs - and only there. This can save 500 gallons per month.
Water Conservation (PDF)