Smarter Shopping

In change buying habits, save water

It takes a lot of water to produce the food we eat, the energy we use and all the things that we buy. Use our water saving tips below to reduce your water use by making being a smarter shopper and making thoughtful purchases. You’ll find lots of ways to shrink your water footprint.

Think before you buy. Do you really need to upgrade your phone? To buy another pair of jeans? Americans shop a lot, and as a result, we have one of the highest water footprints in the world.

Buy less and reuse or repurpose what you already have.

Recycle everything that you can.

Donate whatever you can, where it’s appropriate.

Buy quality, reusable products such as non-disposable cameras, reusable or electric razors, reusable dishes and mugs and utensils and have your child carry lunch in a reusable lunch box.

See how your water footprint compares to those in other countries.