Much of the water we use goes down the drain needlessly. One of the best ways to begin conserving water is to notice how much water you're using, then look for ways to use less whenever you can. Shut off the faucet while you're brushing your teeth or keep cold drinking water in the refrigerator rather than running the tap for cold water.
Fix Those Leaks
A slow drip from a faucet can waste as much as 100 gallons of water a day! That's water and money down the drain. Watch for leaks, fix them quickly and you'll save-water and money.
Check Into Water-Saving Fixtures
There are a variety of devices you can buy inexpensively, such as reduced-flow shower-heads, water-saving toilets and appliances. Whether you're replacing old fixtures, building or remodeling, consult a plumber or a local hardware store for advice on water-saving devices.
Recycle Your Water
Before you send it down the drain consider recycling water for another use. Water your house plants with leftover drinking water, use the water from the kid's wading pool to water your outside plants. With a little creativity you'll soon be saving gallons of water.