Water is wasted more quickly than you might think. An open faucet lets about 5 gallons of water flow every 2 minutes. In the kitchen, you can save between 10 and 20 gallons of water a day by running the dishwasher only when it’s full. You can save even more by washing dishes by hand in a sink or dishpan containing water, rather than running the tap continuously as you scrub. Run only full loads of laundry through the washer. Take a shorter shower or turn off the shower head while soaping to save water.


Source: SimpleLivingInstitute.org