Save Water

Water conservation stars at home.

We use water every day when we brush our teeth, bathe or shower, wash our hands and wash dishes. Together let’s make every drop of water count. By making small changes, we can have a big impact!

Brush for 2 minutes twice a day, but turn off the faucet

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day. Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth can save up to 3,000 gallons of water per year – that’s the equivalent of 50,000 glasses of water!

Reduce showers by 2 minutes

Reducing your shower by 2 minutes saves both water and energy. In one year, you can save up to 1,800 gallons of water and enough energy to power a 13-watt compact fluorescent light bulb for approximately 2 years.

Turn off the faucet while washing the dishes

Turning off the faucet when washing the dishes by hand for two minutes saves both water and energy. In one year, you can save up to 1,600 gallons of water and enough energy to charge a cell phone for almost 3 years.

Turn off the faucet when washing hands

Turning off the faucet for 10 seconds while washing your hands can save both water and energy. In one year, you can save up to 400 gallons of water and enough energy to power a 13-watt compact fluorescent light bulb for over 2 months.

Click here to learn more about what you can do to save water visit the USEPA Water Sense site

Click here to learn more about what you can do to save energy visit the USEPA ENERGY STAR site. Colgate-Palmolive is proud to be an ENERGY STAR Partner.