SAVING WATER IN THE HOUSE
1. Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or cleaning.
2. Repair dripping taps by replacing washers. A tap dripping at the rate of one drop per second could waste 2,700 gallons per year.
3. Take shorter shower and replace you showerhead with an ultra-low-flow version
4. Use the minimum amount of water needed for a bath by closing the drain first and filling the tub only 1/3 full. Put the plug in before turning the tap on. The initial burst of cold water can be warmed by adding hot water later.
5. Don't let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first while waiting for water to get hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
6. Use dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are fully loaded.
7. When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink or basin with soapy water. Quickly rinse under a slow-moving stream from the faucet.
8. Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run every time you want a cool glass of water.
9. Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator or by using the defrost setting on your microwave.