1. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
    1. A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day.
  2. Check your toilet for leaks
    1. Put a small amount of food coloring in the toilet tank.  If the color appears in the bowl within 30 minutes, and you have not flushed you have a leak.
    2. Don’t use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket, every time you flush five to seven gallons of water is wasted.
  3. Check your water meter to identify hidden water leaks.
    1. Read the water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is used.  If the meter does not read exactly the same there is a leak.
  4. Turn off the water after you moisten your toothbrush.
    1. There is no need to run the water while brushing your teeth.
  5. Insulate your water pipes.
    1. You’ll get hot water faster and avoid wasting water while it heats up.
  6. Consider a rainwater collection system.
    1. Simple catchment system with storage capacities of 40-100 gallons can be easily installed to collect rainwater for use in the yard, garden and outdoor cleaning projects.