Low Water Use Toilets
The toilet is the biggest household water bandit; the average toilet uses 4 to 7 gallons per flush! Low volume toilets, which can easily replace your old inefficient toilet, will save over five gallons per use. If you cannot replace your toilet just yet, you should at least verify that it is working properly. You can easily check it for leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the tank. If color shows up in the bowl without flushing, the toilet has a leak.
Low-Flow Shower Heads
Even if you prefer long showers, you can still save water. A low-flow shower head will save 50 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower and doesn't cost that much to install. Most models have a shut off valve that will save even more water by stopping the water while you lather up. For bath lovers, a shallow bath uses less water than a 10-minute shower, so enjoy.
Water-Stretching Tip: Placing a bucket in the shower catches water that you can use to wash the car, to water plants, or to clean most anything