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In the bathroom

Check for a faulty toilet flapper/stop valve by adding a few drops of food dye into the tank and waiting about 15 minutes
Get an ultra-low-flow toilet, which uses only 1.6 gallons per flush
Save about 20 gallons of water by only filling the bathtub halfway
Save between 15 to 30 gallons by reducing shower time by 5 minutes
Install a low-flow showerhead
Add a shutoff device at the showerhead to turn it off while lathering
Turn off the sink while brushing your teeth or shaving

In the kitchen

Hand-washing typically uses 16 gallons of water, compared to only 9.2 to 12.4 gallons for the dishwasher
Avoid pre-rinsing dishes
Only turn on the dishwasher when it is full
Put a jug of water in the fridge instead of letting the water run until cold

In the laundry room

Wash full loads
Buy a high-efficiency model washer

In the yard and garden

Adjust sprinkler heads so they are not watering sidewalks, driveways and roads
Replace broken sprinkler heads
Only water when lawn or plants shows signs of needing it
Set you mower blade higher during growing season since tall grass retains moisture better than short grass
Install low-volume irrigation systems for plants where possible

As a bonus, you can use these systems any day of the week with no restrictions
You can’t use them to water lawns

Plant native and drought-tolerant plants, bushes and flowers
Install paths, decks/patios and other Florida-friendly landscaping to reduce the amount of lawn area that needs watering
If you have a water softener:

Select a water-efficient one
If it has a bypass lever, you can check for leaks by turning the lever to bypass the softener, then checking the meter; if the dial/needle is no longer moving, you may have isolated the leak to the softener
Set the regeneration cycle to your family size and needs