40 Gallon Challenge – Small Acts Add Up

Think you can’t make a difference? Think again. The average American uses 50-75 gallons of water a day. Saving water saves energy and reduces stress on the water supply. Simple steps make a big difference!

Simple Water-Saving Steps

Action Gallons Saved Per Day
Run the dishwasher only when full 2
Shorten showers by two minutes 5
Turn off water between rinsing dishes 5
Purchase an energy-efficient washer 10
Fix a leaky faucet 15
Fill the bathtub half full while bathing 18
Water the lawn after midnight 20
Fix a leaky toilet 30

We invite you to join the 40 Gallon Challenge to reduce water use in your state. Take the pledge and learn more here: https://40gallonchallenge.org