General Be aware of the amount of water your family uses and try to use less whenever possible. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Check regularly for leaks and fix them. Most common leaks are found around faucets and toilets. Bathroom Consider taking shorter showers. Turn water off while you brush your teeth or while shaving. Consider a high efficiency showerhead. Laundry Room Wash only full loads in the clothes washer. When buying a new washer, consider a water saving model. Kitchen Only run your dishwasher when it is full, to make the best use of water. Outdoor Tips Don't overwater your landscape. Give plants only the amount of water they need. When washing your car use a bucket and sponge, plus a trigger nozzle instead of a running hose.