Water Use


  • Purchase clothing made from recycled materials.
  • Wash clothes in warm water instead of hot.
  • Wash a few big loads of laundry instead of many smaller ones.
  • Dry clothes the natural way, by hanging them on a line.
  • Purchase clothing made from fabric that is sustainably produced.
  • Recycle your old, but usable, clothes by donating them to a non-profit organization like Planet Aid or Goodwill. More than 2 billion pounds of clothing are dumped in landfills each year.
  • Wear clothes more than once.


  • Purchase a low-flow toilet. Installing a 1.28-gallon high-efficiency toilet saves up to 16,500 gallons of water each year versus less efficient toilets. You’ll save money, too.
  • Don’t run the water while shaving or brushing your teeth.
  • Take a bath instead of a shower.
  • Purchase an eco-friendly showerhead.

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