Gallery: 7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home


Did you know that your daily five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country uses for an entire day*? In the U.S. we have such easy access to clean water that it can feel like we have an unlimited supply, and a few gallons wasted here and there may not seem like a big deal. But places like California are already feeling the effects of the global water crisis, and awareness about the need to save water is getting out there slowly but surely. The good news is that doing your part to conserve water is easy. Read on for our top tips on how to save water (it will only take you 5 minutes), and get ahead of the game today.

* United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (2006). Human Development Report 2006, Beyond Scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis.

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  1. mrsboggle March 27, 2014 at 5:50 am

    i am doing this for my homework.

  2. sassy01247 October 13, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Overlooked was this simple $2.00US Toilet Water Saver. Super easy to install by anyone.

  3. Mike Chino October 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Love the foot pedals – they’re also really handy while cooking with two hands (ie holding heavy pots, etc).

  4. Kristine Lofgren October 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Tip 5 is so great, I can’t believe I never thought of it before!

  5. Alyssa Alimurung October 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Those foot pedals are such a great idea!

  6. Charley Cameron October 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Very helpful, I use some of these techniques already, but definitely some new ideas to consider!

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