IN THE BATHROOM
● Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving. Fill the sink to shave instead of
letting the water run.
● Check toilets for leaks. Add about 12 drops of food coloring, or a leak-detection tablet,
into the tank. If color appears in the bowl an hour later, then there is a leak.
● Install a toilet displacement device in the toilet tank. Place a plastic bottle, weighted with
water or sand, into the tank, making sure that it doesn’t interfere with the flushing
mechanism. Don’t use a brick, which may chip.
● If you are buying a new toilet, select a low-flush model that uses less than 1.5 gallons of
water per flush.
● Take shorter showers. Install a water-saving showerhead, which can cut water usage in
the shower from 5–7 gallons per minute to just 3 gallons per minute.