Replace older toilets with WaterSense labeled models that use 1.28 gallons per flush or consider installing a dual flush model that can use even less.
Check your toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. If it appears in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak that needs repair. Even a small leak can waste hundreds of gallons a month.
Repair running toilets promptly.
Don’t use the toilet as a wastebasket. Put tissues, insects, and other similar waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
BATHS, SHOWERS & FAUCETS
Install water-saving aerators on your bathroom faucets and water-saving showerheads that use 1.5 gallons per minute or less. Free aerators and showerheadsare available for Austin Water customers.
Fix dripping faucets promptly.
Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water while you’re waiting for it to warm up. Use that water later for watering plants, flushing toilets, or running the garbage disposal.
Take shorter showers- try for less than 5 minutes. If you take a bath, fill the tub half full or less.
Turn off the water while shaving, brushing your teeth, lathering in the shower, and shampooing/conditioning your hair.