Plant drought-resistant native trees and plants (saves 750-1500 gal./month).
Check toilet for leaks by dropping dye tablets or food coloring into the tank. If color appears in the bowl without flushing, there's a leak that should be repaired (saves 200 gal./month).
Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher (saves 75-200 gal./week).
Shorten your shower. Even a one or two minute reduction can save up to 700 gal./month.
Keep a bottle in the refrigerator for drinking instead of running the tap for cold water (saves 200 - 300 gal./month).
Use low-flow shower heads or flow restrictors in regular shower heads (saves 500-800 gal./month).
Drive your car onto the lawn before washing it so rinse water can help the grass.
Set lawn mower blades one notch higher since longer grass means less evaporation (saves 500-1500 gal./month).
Adjust your sprinklers so they don't water the sidewalk, driveway and street (saves 500 gal./month).
SAVINGS BASED ON A FAMILY OF TWO ADULTS AND ONE CHILD