A standard shower head uses about five to seven gallons of water per minute. A low flow shower head reduces water by 50 percent or more.
Cutting showers to five minutes or less can save up to 1,000 gallons of water a month.
Flush the toilet only when necessary and don’t use it as a wastebasket.
If a toilet is more than 10 years old, replace it with a low flow toilet or place a half-gallon plastic jug filled with water in the toilet tank. A water saving low flush model toilet can save up to 14,000 gallons of water a year. Fixing a leaking toilet can save more than 600 gallons of water a month.
In the shower, turn water on to get wet; turn off to lather up; then turn the water back on to rinse off. Repeat when washing your hair.
Install a shut off valve at the shower head so you can leave the temperature settings the same and still stop the flow of water while washing.
Plug the tub before turning on the water. Adjust the temperature as the tub fills.
Take short showers and install low-flow devices on faucets and shower heads.
Taking showers instead of baths saves about 30 gallons of water.
Turning off water when brushing teeth, washing or shaving can save up to 10 gallons of water a day.
Wash pets outdoors in an area that needs water instead of in the tub.