8 Drought-Conscious Tips for Your Home Water Use

You can save water during this fire-and-brimstone summer, and beyond.

Colorado is still ablaze and 72 percent of the US experiencing dry or drought conditions. Extreme weather is becoming the norm this summer, and your annual state-issued warning about water use is likely on it's way (if not already in effect). So how can you cut back on your water use? There are tried-and-true tips, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and using the sprinkler during early morning and late afternoon. But there are many other water-saving methods that can—and should—be implemented year-round.

These eight water-saving techniques and technologies can help the environment and your water bill, even after the rain comes.

Also read about the true cost of water, the water footprint of everyday objects, and why wasting water is so damn cheap.