Water Saving Tips for Kids

Kids and Conservation

There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you:


  • Drop tissues in the trash instead of flushing them and save water every time.
  • Reuse your towels.
  • Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month.
  • Take 5-minute showers instead of baths. A full bathtub requires up to 70 gallons of water.
  • Time your shower to keep it under 5 minutes. You’ll save up to 1,000 gallons per month.
  • Turn off faucets tightly after each use.
  • Turn off the water while washing your hair and save up to 150 gallons a month.
  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons a minute. That’s up to 200 gallons a week for a family of four.
  • When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.


  • Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
  • If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
  • Turn off faucets tightly after each use.

Help Your Parents

Be a water saving hero! There are many simple things we can do to save water. Learn what you can do today to help protect our water supply!

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  • Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.
  • When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.
  • When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.