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  1. By turning off the water when you brush your teeth you can save 8 gallons per day.
  2. If you shorten your showers by one or two minutes, you can save 5 gallons per day, per shower.
  3. Fix leaky faucets and save 20 gallons per day.
  4. Washing only full loads of laundry can save 15 to 50 gallons per load.
  5. Replace old toilets with High Efficiency Toilets (HET).more
  6. Replace your clothes washer with an Energy Star approved clothes washer.
  7. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks.
  8. Don’t use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket.
  9. Insulate your water pipes.
  10. Install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators. more
  11. Only wash full dishwasher loads.
  12. When washing dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing.
  13. Check for toilet leaks by adding food coloring to the tank and waiting to see if coloring appears in bowl. Then flush to make sure tank is not stained.
  14. Don’t let water run while shaving.
  15. Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don’t run the tap until it gets cold.
  16. Use the garbage disposal sparingly.
  17. When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your plants.
  18. Don’t use running water to thaw food.
  19. If the toilet flush handle frequently sticks in the flush position, letting water run constantly, replace or adjust it.